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Novel plague virulence factor identified

...in a broad variety of hosts, including C. elegans, fleas and mammals. "The importance of our work is that it will permit us to use a model whose genetics can be easily manipulated as a viable alternative not only for the identification of novel Y. pestis virulence factors but also to study conserved innat...

New Look at DNA Hints at Origin of UV Damage

...in a broad variety of hosts, including C. elegans, fleas and mammals. "The importance of our work is that it will permit us to use a model whose genetics can be easily manipulated as a viable alternative not only for the identification of novel Y. pestis virulence factors but also to study conserved innat...

New antifreeze protein found in fleas may allow longer storage of transplant organs

A new antifreeze protein discovered in tiny snow fleas by Queen's University researchers may lengthen the...try, found that the potent protein produced by the fleas to protect themselves against freezing is capable of inhibiting ice growth by about six Celsius degr...

Genome sequencing is for ecologists, too

...ic environments. Despite their common name, water fleas are not insects but crustaceans, like lobsters and crabs. Daphnia is the first crustacean genome to be sequenced. Information from its genome will help biologists make sense of similarities and differences among the intensively studied genetic models...

Plant-derived vaccines safeguard against deadly plague

...ming into close contact with rodents infected with fleas that harbor the bacteria. Particularly worrisome to human health is the pneumonic form of the disease, which can spread by an airborne route after infecting the lungs. It is considered universally fatal if not detected and treated after symptoms ar...

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