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Piling up parenchyma in the cavity of the Cecropia plants (panels A & B) Evidence of fungus (panels B, D &  C) Azteca ant caught in the process of colonizing a Ceropia plant. Evidence of fungal spores and hyphen from the infrabuccal cavity of foundress queen Azteca ants

PlosOne http://blogs.plos.org/ everyone/?p=21788#. Wo9F1KFHWlg.email

By Nicola Stead 

Moving to a new home is usually accompanied with a long to-do list, from painting the walls to unpacking boxes. For young queen Azteca ants …

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The Honshu White Admiral butterfly. Photo / Manaaki Whenua - Bradley White Norm Twigge was been breeding the Honshu white admiral butterfly for the past two years. Photo/ George Novak
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A species of butterfly introduced into New Zealand as a biocontrol agent has been successfully bred locally for the past two years.

The Honshu white admiral …

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Science Daily https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180220170359.htm

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In a race to prevent and control rust disease epidemics, scientists have positioned themselves to better understand how rust fungi infect …

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Photo: Image shows mouthparts in wild type flies (left). Pharyngeal taste neurons marked by green fluorescent proteins are shown in three different pharyngeal taste organs in the distal (red), middle (blue), and proximal (purple) parts of the pharynx.Image credit: Dahanukar lab, UC Riverside.
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Researchers have found a way to access and manipulate taste neurons in the pharynx (throat) of the common fruit fly.
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Science https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/02/fossil-poop-reveals-critical-role-giant-birds-new-zealand-s-ecosystem

Ancient moas may have furthered the spread of beech forests by eating mushrooms.

By Elizabeth Pennisi When the first humans …

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ScienceDaily https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180221122853.htm

By Martin Luther Universität Halle-Wittenberg
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Attack at the protein front: Xanthomonasbacteria cause diseases in tomato and pepper plants and inject …
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2018-02-18T14:00:00.0000000Z

A ProMED-mail post <http://www.promedmail.org> ProMED-mail is a program of the International Society for Infectious Diseases <http://www.isid.org> Date: Thu 8 Feb 2018 Source: FarmingUK [edited] <https://www.farminguk. …

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Agrobiodiversity is a set of genetic resources in food and agriculture. Farmers near the city of Huánuco continue to grow many species and varieties of food plants in their fields and gardens in this mountainous landscape. Potatoes are native to the Andes, and over 4,000 varieties are grown there now. They come in numerous shapes, sizes and colors – red, yellow, purple, striped and spotted. Heirloom apples, Stroud Farmers Market, Gloucestershire, England.

Genetic literacy Project https://geneticliteracyproject.org/2018/02/15/global-decline-genetic-crop-variety-matters-future-food/

Karl Zimmerer Genetic Literacy Project One day last March I talked with Juliana and Elisa, a mother and daughter who farmed …
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Modified figure 3a from “Impact of genetically engineered maize on agronomic, environmental and toxicological traits: a meta-analysis of 21 years of field data”. Figure 3b from “Impact of genetically engineered maize on agronomic, environmental and toxicological traits: a meta-analysis of 21 years of field data”.
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Italian researchers Elisa Pellegrino, Stefano Bedini, Marco Nuti & Laura Ercoli published a meta-analysis of the impacts of …
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2018-02-17T04:00:00.0000000Z
Researchers have produced a bigger, better butterfly evolutionary tree with a 35-fold increase in genetic data and three times as many taxa as previous studies.
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Researchers have produced a bigger, better butterfly evolutionary tree with a 35-fold increase in genetic data and three times as many taxa as previous studies. Figure by Espeland et al. in Current Biology

EurekAlert https://eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/fmon-alb021518.php

Florida Museum of Natural History

GAINESVILLE, Fla.For hundreds of years, butterfly collecting has often inspired a special kind of fanaticism, spurring lengthy …

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