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Finding the right enemy to control an invasive mealybug
29-July-2015

A mealybug (Delottococcus aberiae De Lotto) of southern African origin has recently been noticed in Spain where it causes severe distortions on young citrus fruit. Since the local natural enemies are ineffective in controlling the mealybug, farmers rely on chemicals to protect their fruit.

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The negative impacts of Prosopis invasions outweigh its benefits
21-July-2015

Many invasive species provide both benefits and costs to society and the environment. These benefits include aesthetic values, but also provide resources such as timber, fuelwood, fodder and food.

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Reconstructing the invasion routes of a major agricultural pest
13-July-2015

In a rapidly changing world, the ability to prevent invasions by intercepting foreign organisms or by implementing quarantine measures is critical. Few studies however investigate the effectiveness of such measures in preventing new or ongoing invasions.

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C·I·B Research Fellow presents workshop on reduced representation genome sequencing
06-July-2015

Next generation sequencing is set to revolutionise the way in which we approach many fields of genetics, including population genetics. Prof Ben Evans recently presented a hands-on workshop for those wishing to gain a basic understanding of reduced representation genome sequencing…

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