Tag: "mites" at biology news
Book explores history, causes of allergy and asthma epidemic
... buildings, increased the risk of exposure to dust mites
and mold, second-hand tobacco smoke and other indoor allergens," he says. Mitman well appreciates this exquisite irony. However, real relief from the allergy/asthma conundrum can come only from a sea change in our approach to the problem, he says. ...
Bee genome information housed at Texas A&M University
...age their hives and suppress disease and parasitic mites
in their colonies," said Weaver, president of Bee Weaver Apiaries. "It will help us have healthier bees that are more productive." Bee Weaver Apiaries supplies breeding queens to beekeepers, he said. Weaver helped initiate the honey bee genome se...
Insights into honey bee sex gene could bring sweet success in breeding
...nown that in bees---as well as wasps, ants, ticks, mites
and some 20 percent of all animals---unfertilized eggs develop into males, while females typically result from fertilized eggs. But that's not the whole story, and the discovery in 2003 of csd (the complementary sex determination gene) helped fill in...
Pollinators help one-third of the world's food crop production
...a have been decimated by infestations of parasitic mites
that were inadvertently introduced to the United States. In addition, honey bees are battling antibiotic-resistant pathogens and competition from Africanized honey bees. Kremen added that honey bees, particularly ones in the wild versus those in ma...
Bird moms manipulate birth order to protect sons
...il is the job of every good mom. When marauding mites
turn up in a house finch's nest, she shelters her ...aking sure the vulnerable baby boys are exposed to mites
for a shorter period allows both the sons and the daughters to survive long enough to leave the nest...
Biological pest control becomes an economic reality
...nd gel substrates are key predators of insects and mites
which destroy major agricultural crops. Dr Steinberg sees immediate potential for market growth for Orius and Macrolophus and other predators in the Mediterranean region. This is particularly true for Spain and Italy where biological control is alrea...
Asthma -- obesity connection
... Dr Michael Rolph. Various triggers such as dust mites
and pollen bring on asthma attacks, which are characterized by inflammation of the airways, a tightening of the surrounding muscles, and excess mucus production. The scientists used a technique called gene profiling to discover novel genes that reg...
Allergy battle could be won in five years, says scientist
...," he said. "Allergens from pollen or house dust mites
are inhaled and then dissolve the binding material between the cells that form these protective linings; they can then enter the body by passing between the cells to cause an allergic response. "The drugs we are developing -- called Allergen Delive...
More than drought affecting wheat yields
...rkto be done to understand what happens with these mites
during the summer." Right now, he said, the only other advice they can give to producers isto plant as late as possible to reduce chances of severe wheat streakproblems again. "We're trying to develop some cultivars that can be resistant to wheatstre...
Bugs expose underground carbon traffic system 10 times more important than fossil fuel burning
...n by AM fungi from the surrounding plants. Twenty mites
from the order Collembola, which would view the AM...analysed. The soil cores which were exposed to the mites
were found to have 32% less 13C than the control cores. This showed that Collembola's consumption of...
Bee mites suppress bee immunity, open door for viruses and bacteria
... feeds much like a tick on the body of a bee. The mites
are about the size of a pin head, dark brown in co...y bees have grooming behavior which can remove the mites
from the bees. They get rid of the mites." While researchers know that the Varroa mite is behind ...
Research takes big picture of wheat streak mosaic
...all, providing a host for the wheat curl mite. The mites
migrate from thevolunteer wheat to the early wheat planted for grazing, he said. "That's where we have a problem," Jones said. "Later planted wheatwould break the cycle between summer hosts and winter wheat emerging inthe fall." No chemical app...
Asthma relapse in children common, possible risk factors identified
...hat children who were more sensitive to house dust mites
and cat allergens and/or had poor lung function were significantly less likely to experience asthma remission by the time they were age 18. Of those in remission at age 18, the poorer their lung function, the more likely they were to relapse. For t...
'Grubby' research promises environmental/economic benefits
...y larvae," he said."for instance, parasitic wasps, mites
and predatory beetles."Tomberlin believes these measurement problems could be eliminated with an expanded study. "This was first-year preliminary data. A larger study would (show) what's actually occurring in nature." He also thinks inoculating piles...
Ancient sea spider fossils discovered in volcanic ash
... sea spiders to land spiders, scorpions, ticks and mites
because of their unique body form. Sea spiders hav...als are indeed related to land spiders, scorpions, mites
and ticks. The new species, Haliestes dasos,, represents the earliest known adult sea spider by 35 m...
New technique targets pesticide-resistant insects
...insect pests, more than 500 species of insects and mites
have developed tolerance to chemicals 3 including pesticides regarded as being environmentally benign. Dr Robin Gunning said the technology is likely to be of particular importance to the third world, where pesticide resistance and chemical overu...