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2012-05-22 03:00:29

Increases in the diversity of parasites that attack amphibians cause a decrease in the infection success rate of virulent parasites, including one that causes malformed limbs and premature death.

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2010-09-16 11:47:54

Scientists at UC Santa Barbara have discovered a caste of genetically identical "warrior worms" –– members of a parasitic fluke species that invades the California horn snail.

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2009-07-23 11:35:00

The coevolutionary struggle between a New Zealand snail and its worm parasite makes sex advantageous for the snail, whose females favor asexual reproduction in the absence of parasites

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2007-09-24 21:30:45

The growing number of deformed frogs in recent years is caused at least partly by runoff from farming and ranching, new research indicates.

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2006-07-14 07:15:00

Scientists have discovered that parasites are surprisingly important in food webs. Food webs trace the flow of energy through an ecosystem.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.