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Bacteria discovery offers possible new means of controlling crop pest

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SHAFAQNA- A bacterium common in insects has been discovered in a plant-parasitic roundworm, opening up the possibility of a new, environmentally friendly way of controlling the crop-damaging pest. The worm, Pratylenchus penetrans, is one of…

Computer model is 'crystal ball' for E. coli bacteria

SHAFAQNA- It's difficult to make predictions, especially about the future, and even more so when they involve the reactions of living cells—huge numbers of genes, proteins and enzymes, embedded in complex pathways and feedback loops.…

Man Dies of Flesh-Eating Bacteria from Ocean: What Is Vibrio Vulnificus?

SHAFAQNA- A man in Maryland died just days after he developed a rare infection from a type of flesh-eating bacteria that live in ocean water. The man, Michael Funk, 67, had a cut on his leg that came into contact with the salty water in a…