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Feature: Protecting the pollinators part 2 – bees and disease

argylesock says… Here’s the second of three articles about pollinators, from the Wellcome Trust blog, which I’m passing on today.

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A new invader to eat rice plants?

The Non-Native Species Secretariat (NNSS) for Britain doesn’t list apple snails (Pomacea canaliculata and P. maculata) as invasive species, but perhaps it should. Apple snails are aquatic. They spread when there’s flooding, when they cling onto larger animals or onto … Continue reading

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Cattle which resist a devastating disease

People in tropical countries fear diseases called sleeping sickness, and other names, caused by tiny parasites called trypanosomes (Trypanosoma spp.) also known as tryps. Now there’s new science suggesting a way to reduce Animal African Trypanosomiasis in cattle (Bos primigenius) … Continue reading

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Living With Imported Pollinators

Originally posted on Living With Insects Blog:
Bumblebee Pollinating a Flower Honey bees are under stress in many areas and growers are evaluating alternatives to honey bee pollination. Bumblebees are a potential alternative and the worldwide trade in bumblebees for…

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World Mosquito Day – a Wellcome Perspective

argylesock says… I’m a day late with this reblog. How many more people have died of malaria in that day?

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Mapping Malaria

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New Mapping Tool Tracks Insecticide Resistance In Malaria Carrying Mosquitoes

argylesock says… When I blog about human populations growing, it’s too easy for us in the rich world to assume that birth control can fix that. But it’s not so easy when you know that your kids will face a … Continue reading

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