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Native bees also facing novel pandemic

Move over, murder hornets. There's a new bee killer in town. CU Boulder researchers have found there is growing evidence that another "pandemic," as they call it, has been infecting bees around the world for the past two decades and is…

Bizarre new species discovered… on Twitter

Credit: Derek Hennen While many of us use social media to be tickled silly by cat videos or wowed by delectable cakes, others use them to discover new species. Included in the latter group are researchers from the University of

Microalgae food for honey bees

Credit: Vincent Ricigliano, ARS-USDA BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA, May 11, 2020--A microscopic algae ("microalgae") could provide a complete and sustainably sourced supplemental diet to boost the robustness of managed honey bees,

Spores, please!

Gypsy moth larvae love poplar leaves infected by fungiCredit: Franziska Eberl, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology Black poplar leaves infected by fungi are especially susceptible to attack by gypsy moth caterpillars. A

Impulse for research on fungi

Credit: (Picture: Ulrich Terpitz / University of Würzburg) Fungi play an important role for mankind. In the soil, they decompose dead organic material, making it accessible to plants as a nutrient. In industrial biotechnological

Innovation for humanity

Chemical engineering professor Michelle O'Malley recognized for work in biological, medical fields For her innovative research and significant contributions to the biological engineering field, Michelle O'Malley, an associate professor in…

New pathogen threatens fennel yield in Italy

Credit: Dalia Aiello A new fennel fungal disease caused by a new genus and species - Ochraceocephala foeniculi, was observed for the first time in 2017 on 5% of the "Apollo" fennel cultivar grown in the sampled localities in