Tag: "cleanliness" at biology news
Disease can be our ally, not just our enemy, says new book by UCR evolutionary biologist
...ke certain geckoes? And how is our obsession with cleanliness
making us sicker? She offers in her book the example of children who grow up with antibacterial products from soap to cutting boards and computer keyboards, and sanitary wipes for grocery cart handles. "They run the risk of chronic health problems ...
Recycled paper and compost could both be key tools to control plant disease
...al that is suitable for plant growth but its very cleanliness
makes the plants growing in it susceptible to quickly spreading plant diseases. In contrast compost contains a diversity of microbes that can suppress plant diseases. The ecological benefits of this are obvious: less fungicide has to be applied to p...