Feral colonies provide clues for enhancing honey bee tolerance to pathogens

IMAGE: Feral honey bees gather at the entrance to their nest in an abandoned shed in Harrison Valley, Pennsylvania. Researchers have found that such feral colonies may have higher tolerance to… view more  Credit: Katy Evans, Penn State Understanding the genetic and environmental factors that enable some feral honey bee colonies to tolerate pathogens and survive […]

The puzzle of nonhost resistance: why do pathogens harm some plants but not others?

IMAGE: Ralph Panstruga & Matthew Moscou view more  Credit: Ralph Panstruga & Matthew Moscou People have puzzled for years why pathogen Phytophthora infestens causes the devastating late blight disease, source of the Irish Potato famine, on potatoes, but has no effect at all on plants like apple or cucumber. How are apple trees and cucumber plants […]

why do pathogens harm some plants but not others?

People have puzzled for years why pathogen Phytophthora infestens causes the devastating late blight disease, source of the Irish Potato famine, on potatoes, but has no effect at all on plants like apple or cucumber. How are apple trees and cucumber plants able to completely shake off this devastating pathogen? Agricultural scientists have wondered for […]

The Long History of Accidental Laboratory Releases of Potential Pandemic Pathogens Is Being Ignored In the COVID-19 Media Coverage – Independent Science News

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by Sam Husseini Many people are dismissing the possibility that the COVID-19 pandemic might have come from a lab. It is possible that they are unaware of the frequency of biohazards escaping from laboratories. On Feb. 11, I asked Anne Schuchat, the CDC’s Principal Deputy Director, at the National Press Club if it were a “complete coincidence” that the outbreak […]