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Sexual reproduction without mating

One of the organisms attacked by the fungus Cyclocybe parasitica is the Tawa tree (Beilschmiedia tawa), which is relevant to the timber industry in New Zealand. Cyclocybe parasitica is widespread in the Pacific region and ...

This 5,000-year-old man had the earliest known strain of plague

The oldest strain of Yersinia pestis—the bacteria behind the plague that caused the Black Death, which may have killed as much as half of Europe's population in the 1300s—has been found in the remains of a 5,000-year-old ...

Identifying the rise of multi drug resistant E. coli

Antibiotic resistance in E. coli has been steadily increasing since the early 2000s despite attempts to control it, a new study suggests. In the biggest genomic survey of E. coli to date, that took more than 16 years in Norway, ...

Marine alternatives for petrochemicals in everyday items

An international team of scientists, coordinated by Professor Stephen Euston at Heriot-Watt University, has been tackling sustainability issues in everyday items like foods, pharmaceuticals, and beauty products. They have ...

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