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Cholera pathogen reveals how bacteria generate energy to live

...era said. As it stands, "We are trying to kill our enemies with very little knowledge." ...

Rearing an army to save wheat

With wheat stem sawfly natural enemies in demand, Montana State University entomologists ... now have established populations of these natural enemies in their wheat fields, thanks to pilot scale research co-sponsored by the Montana Wheat and Barley C...

Why do insects like to eat some plants more than others?

...ing that plant reproductive allocation can attract enemies means that sex may be even more costly than previously though. This research also has implications for weed control and protection of rare plant species. ...

Scientists find a key to immune system's ability to remember

...increase the size of your army, you can clear your enemies faster. The memory T cells are greater in number and they are more potent." The new insight could help refine therapeutic targets to treat autoimmune diseases and may inform new strategies for suppressing T cell response after transplantation. Now...

Agriculture and tropical conservation: rethinking old ideas

... hear that conservationists think that they're the enemies of conservation," said Vandermeer, who is the Margaret Davis Collegiate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. "They love their farms and all the plants and animals in the area, and they see that it's the big, rich landowners who come in and ...

Invasive exotic plants helped by natural enemies

...otic plants thrive because they escape the natural enemies that kept them in check in their native ranges, a ...c plants that are in the presence of their natural enemies actually do better in their introduced ranges. The research from the Georgia Institute of Technology...

New possibilities to fight pests with biological means

...se scents after insect damage, thus attracting the enemies of their enemies. Scientists term this mechanism "indirect defence". A previous cooperation by the scientists in Neuchatel and Jena showed that indirect defence functions not only above ground, but also below the earth's surface [1]. To understand t...

CU, USDA team to curb two invasive, poisonous vines

With no known enemies in North America, two types of invasive vines are ... check, though, by native natural enemies. Natural enemies to plants often include moth caterpillars, beetles, flies and diseases. "They've been here more tha...

Biotech cotton 8: Bugs 0

... a problem because we're not killing their natural enemies with insecticides." Dennehy added, "These soft toxins plus the good bugs acting together have driven pesticide use to historic low levels ... this is a wonderful success of integrated pest management." Since widespread adoption of Bt cotton in 1997...

Purdue scientists may have found key to halting spinal cord damage

...l Research. Free radical molecules are well-known enemies of bodily health, and for years, physicians have recommended a diet rich in antioxidants - such as vitamins C and E - which are able to attach themselves to free radicals, detoxifying them. While there is nothing inherently wrong with this approach, ...

NHGRI targets 12 more organisms for genome sequencing

...enemy of houseflies, and its relatives are natural enemies of ticks, mites, roaches and other arthropods. It is the genetic model for parasitoids, which lay their eggs on and kill arthropods, thus controlling pest populations. In the United States, the use of parasitoid wasps in agriculture as a biological c...

Antibiotic Resistant Bacterium Uses Sonar-like Strategy to “See?Enemies or Prey

...bacteriaare actively probing their environment for enemies or food. Based onwhether or not they ‘see?other cells, they make the toxinappropriately.?Gilmore says this discovery has several significant implications forthe future. “This is a new mechanism that nature devised to ‘see?theenvironment, and based on...

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