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Identifying species via environmental DNA

Environmental DNA analysis makes it possible to detect water organisms without having to capture them first. For the first time, a team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) systematically investigated the effect of ...

dateJan 15, 2018 in Ecology
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Researchers examine contaminants in hunted wildlife

Concerning environmental contaminants, game species are not subject to the same safety testing as commercially marketed livestock. A recent study sampled feral pigs, gray squirrels, and waterfowl from relatively uncontaminated ...

dateAug 09, 2017 in Ecology
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High levels of chemicals found in indoor cats

A study from Stockholm University have now established what was previously suspected, that the high levels of brominated flame retardants measured in cats are from the dust in our homes. The study has been published in the ...

dateFeb 24, 2017 in Plants & Animals
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