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Biocontrol of invasive water hyacinth contributes to socioeconomic and health improvements in Africa

...e water weed in Africas Lake Victoria. Two insect biocontrol species, weevils in the genus Neochetina, were use... for malaria and schistosomiasis vectors. Similar biocontrol programs have been successfully applied throughout the tropics and subtropics. Water hyacinth, Eic...

Scientists discover rare 'gene-for-gene' interaction that helps bacteria kill their host

...Exeter University. "Photorhabdus is an important biocontrol organism that is used to control insect pests and reduces pesticide use, so the more we know about it, the more useful it can be. "Insects are the major players in almost every ecosystem on the planet, so we need to know as much as we can about th...

Fight weeds with plant pathogens

...oach and the bioherbicides approach. The classical biocontrol approach uses a pathogen imported from a foreign location to control a native or naturalized weed with minimal technological manipulations. "Classical biological control using imported pathogens has an overall success rate of 57 percent and has be...

Viral hitchhiker inhibits Wolbachia bacteria's ability to proliferate

... could impact the development of virally delivered biocontrol tools for insects that transmit pathogens to humans or harm agriculture. It might also enable the design of alternative therapies for debilitating illnesses such as river blindness and elephantiasis, whose pathologies are caused by Wolbachia bacteria...

The very defensive caterpillar

...as bacteria, fungi and nematodes are often used as biocontrol agents against insects. It had always been assumed that insects in the field would be nave to such control agents but these results raise the possibility that control with one pathogen may confer resistance to another. Most experiments on insect immu...

Schizophrenic antifungal bacteria

... The phase variation mechanism in these so-called biocontrol bacteria is reversible. Therefore switching between the two phases enables the entire population to respond to changes more quickly. This is a clear competitive advantage. Stressful conditions result in a switch to the non-medicinal form, which incre...

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(Date:10/16/2014)... Cancer constantly wages war on the human body. ... a stalemate. In pancreatic cancer, this stalemate—known as ... becoming aggressively malignant, a phenomena that is poorly ... in the laboratory of Salvatore Torquato, a Professor ... the conditions surrounding tumor dormancy and the switch ...
(Date:10/16/2014)... efficiently, they are anything but sustainable: environmental damage ... is becoming increasingly evident. Despite their disadvantages, however, ... regarded as the sole possibility of achieving higher ... Bernhard Schmid, an ecology professor at the University ... agriculture and forestry. After all, a new study ...
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