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News-Medical-Net
Tick genome study sheds light on occurrences of Lyme diseaseAfter a decade-long research effort the genome of the deer tick has been sequen
Tick genome study sheds light on occurrences of Lyme disease
News-Medical-Net / Posted 2 hours ago
After a decade-long research effort the genome of the deer tick has been sequenced by an international team of scientists, including researchers from the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics. Studying the tick genome sheds light on how ticks... Read more
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Science Daily
Important role of nucleocytoplasmic transport in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and frontotemporal dementiaProf. Ludo Van Den Bosch (VIB/KU Leuven): "This is the first time that we see a
Important role of nucleocytoplasmic transport in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and frontotemporal dementia
Science Daily / Posted 2 hours ago
Prof. Ludo Van Den Bosch (VIB/KU Leuven): "This is the first time that we see a role for nucleocytoplasmic transport for these specific forms of ALS and FTD. Moreover, these insights have a solid basis, since they come from 4 different scientific... Read more
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The Scientist
Behavior BriefStriking a pose Octopuses use color and postural changes to communicate and po
Behavior Brief
The Scientist / Posted 18 hours ago
Striking a pose Octopuses use color and postural changes to communicate and potentially avoid conflict, according to a study published last month (January 28) in Current Biology. The findings suggest that the animals have much more complex social... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Major scientific discovery confirms last part of Einstein’s theory of relativity11. A team at the University of California, San Diego, used the CRISPR genetic
Major scientific discovery confirms last part of Einstein’s theory of relativity
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 23 hours ago
11. A team at the University of California, San Diego, used the CRISPR genetic engineering technique to pass along a genetic mutation from a parent fruit fly to its offspring 95 percent of the time, rather than the typical 50-50 chance of any... Read more
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The Scientist
Neuroscience of Early-Life Learning in C. elegansWIKIMEDIA, BOB GOLDSTEINEarly-life exposure to pathogenic bacteria can induce a
Neuroscience of Early-Life Learning in C. elegans
The Scientist / Posted yesterday
WIKIMEDIA, BOB GOLDSTEINEarly-life exposure to pathogenic bacteria can induce a lifelong imprinted olfactory memory in C. elegans through two distinct neural circuits, according to a study published today (February 11) in Cell. Researchers from... Read more
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Daily Mail
Is this the end of Lyme disease?Is the end of Lyme disease in sight? Unraveling tick's DNA 'sheds light on how
Is this the end of Lyme disease?
Daily Mail / Posted yesterday
Is the end of Lyme disease in sight? Unraveling tick's DNA 'sheds light on how the disease spreads - raising hopes of new interventions' Scientists sequenced the genome of deer ticks that spread Lyme disease The ticks' genome is 'long and more... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
Study reveals link between genomic instability, aneuploidy and cancerA recent analysis of 43,205 human tumours unveiled that 68% of solid tumours ar
Study reveals link between genomic instability, aneuploidy and cancer
News-Medical-Net / Posted 2 days ago
A recent analysis of 43,205 human tumours unveiled that 68% of solid tumours are aneuploid, that is to say, they have an altered number of chromosomes. In recent years, scientists have attempted to clarify whether this aneuploidy contributes to... Read more
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Science Daily
Scientists shed light on how cells with an incorrect number of chromosomes lead to tumor developmentA study conducted at IRB Barcelona on the fly Drosophila reveals how surviving
Scientists shed light on how cells with an incorrect number of chromosomes lead to tumor development
Science Daily / Posted 3 days ago
A study conducted at IRB Barcelona on the fly Drosophila reveals how surviving aneuploid cells favour tumour development. A recent analysis of 43,205 human tumours unveiled that 68% of solid tumours are aneuploid, that is to say, they have an... Read more
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PhysOrg
How brain size affects hunting strategy in the insect worldSize comparison of robber fly, dragon fly, killer fly (left to right) Credit: S
How brain size affects hunting strategy in the insect world
PhysOrg / Posted 3 days ago
Size comparison of robber fly, dragon fly, killer fly (left to right) Credit: Sam Fabian Cambridge researchers are studying what makes a brain efficient and how that affects behaviour in insects. As in economics, there is a law of diminishing... Read more
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The Border Mail
Fully fledged fruit flies’ careers take flightAlbury's Flying Fruit Fly Circus has unveiled its touring program of three show
Fully fledged fruit flies’ careers take flight
The Border Mail / Posted 3 days ago
Albury's Flying Fruit Fly Circus has unveiled its touring program of three shows for 2016 An alumnus of the Flying Fruit Fly Circus has returned to help spearhead the company’s program this year. Darcy Grant will direct five recent circus graduates... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
No further Tau flies found and restrictions now liftedTuesday, 9 February 2016, 11:55 amPress Release: Ministry For Primary Industrie
No further Tau flies found and restrictions now lifted
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 3 days ago
Tuesday, 9 February 2016, 11:55 amPress Release: Ministry For Primary IndustriesThe Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) confirms that all... Read more
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PhysOrg
Turning the volume of gene expression up and downArtificial transcription factor activators and repressors of different strength
Turning the volume of gene expression up and down
PhysOrg / Posted 4 days ago
Artificial transcription factor activators and repressors of different strengths were introduced in the fruit fly embryo to regulate the expression of the rhomboid gene. Activators and repressors are able to tune gene expression like volume knobs in... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
Restrictions lifted after fruit fly scareThe Ministry for Primary Industries says restrictions on moving fruit and veget
Restrictions lifted after fruit fly scare
Otago Daily Times / Posted 4 days ago
The Ministry for Primary Industries says restrictions on moving fruit and vegetables within in Auckland are no longer in place after a fruit fly scare. However, it was important people still kept an eye out for the Tau fly and other pest fruit fly... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Auckland's fruit fly scare is over but keep your eyes peeledThe Ministry for Primary Industries monitors for the presence of about 100 spec
Auckland's fruit fly scare is over but keep your eyes peeled
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 4 days ago
The Ministry for Primary Industries monitors for the presence of about 100 species of fruit fly using lure traps. Photo / Dean Purcell The fruit fly scare in Auckland is over. The Ministry for Primary Industries says restrictions on moving fruit... Read more
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Science Daily
Mesh-like scaffold is disordered in Alzheimer's-affected cells: Skeleton that protects brain cells' control center is found to be damagedThe finding is expected to open new avenues of study of how to prevent the earl
Mesh-like scaffold is disordered in Alzheimer's-affected cells: Skeleton that protects brain cells' control center is found to be damaged
Science Daily / Posted 5 days ago
The finding is expected to open new avenues of study of how to prevent the earliest biological events that result in Alzheimer's. The nucleus is the control center of cells. A mesh-like scaffold called the lamin nucleoskeleton surrounds this control... Read more
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The News & Observer
Tar Heel: Trudy Mackay works with fruit flies to solve genetic mysteries | News & Observer February 6, 2016 12:50 PM NSCU scientist receives intern
Tar Heel: Trudy Mackay works with fruit flies to solve genetic mysteries
The News & Observer / Posted 5 days ago
| News & Observer February 6, 2016 12:50 PM NSCU scientist receives international award for her... Read more
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Science Daily
Cells that show where things are going: Neurobiologists characterize nerve cells that detect motion by light changesWhen crossing a road, it's advantageous to know the direction in which nearby c
Cells that show where things are going: Neurobiologists characterize nerve cells that detect motion by light changes
Science Daily / Posted 6 days ago
When crossing a road, it's advantageous to know the direction in which nearby cars are moving. However, the individual light sensitive cells in the eye only signal local changes in brightness, whether an image point becomes brighter or darker. The... Read more
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Science Daily
Same switches program taste, smell in fruit flies: Findings help explain how complex nervous systems arise from few genesDuke University biologist Pelin Volkan and colleagues have identified a set of
Same switches program taste, smell in fruit flies: Findings help explain how complex nervous systems arise from few genes
Science Daily / Posted 6 days ago
Duke University biologist Pelin Volkan and colleagues have identified a set of genetic control switches that interact early in a fly's development to generate dozens of types of olfactory neurons, specialized nerve cells for smell. The same gene... Read more
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Science Daily
Stopping tumor cells killing surrounding tissue may provide clue to fighting cancerThe idea that different populations of cells compete within the body, with winn
Stopping tumor cells killing surrounding tissue may provide clue to fighting cancer
Science Daily / Posted 7 days ago
The idea that different populations of cells compete within the body, with winners and losers, was discovered in the 1970s and is thought to be a ‘quality control’ mechanism to rid the tissue of damaged or poorly-performing cells. With the discovery... Read more
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Science Daily
The evolution of 'Dark-fly': Flies adapted to life without light outcompete light-loving cousins in constant darkness"We hope understanding the genetics behind Dark-fly's adaptations will shed lig
The evolution of 'Dark-fly': Flies adapted to life without light outcompete light-loving cousins in constant darkness
Science Daily / Posted 7 days ago
"We hope understanding the genetics behind Dark-fly's adaptations will shed light on how genes are selected during rapid evolution," says study leader Naoyuki Fuse of Kyoto University. The Dark-fly project is the longest-running example of an... Read more
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PhysOrg
The evolution of Dark-flyA scanning electron microscope image of the head of "Dark-fly," a Drosophila me
The evolution of Dark-fly
PhysOrg / Posted 7 days ago
A scanning electron microscope image of the head of "Dark-fly," a Drosophila melanogaster line reared for 1,400 generations in a dark environment. Credit: Naoyuki Fuse, Kyoto University. On November 11, 1954, Syuiti Mori turned out the lights on a... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
New Leica Bioimaging Center for applied cell research opens in MunichLeica Microsystems and the Biomedical Center (BMC) of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Un
New Leica Bioimaging Center for applied cell research opens in Munich
News-Medical-Net / Posted 8 days ago
Leica Microsystems and the Biomedical Center (BMC) of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich, Germany, will inaugurate the new core facility Bioimaging. Leica Microsystems will use the facility as reference and demo center. The reference... Read more
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ScienceBlogs
How can you protect a brain by destroying it?Last week, Simon Davis wrote to me with questions about this cryonic brain pres
How can you protect a brain by destroying it?
ScienceBlogs / Posted 8 days ago
Last week, Simon Davis wrote to me with questions about this cryonic brain preservation technique, which has now been published as How to Freeze Your Brain and Live Forever (Maybe). Unfortunately, my comments did not make it into the story, because,... Read more
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Duke University
Same Switches Program Taste and Smell in Fruit FliesConcentric rings in a fruit fly larva’s antenna result from a set of genetic co
Same Switches Program Taste and Smell in Fruit Flies
Duke University / Posted 8 days ago
Concentric rings in a fruit fly larva’s antenna result from a set of genetic control “switches” that interact early in a fly’s development to generate dozens of types of specialized nerve cells for smell. The Duke researchers who made this discovery... Read more
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The Verge
Being a ‘morning person’ has a genetic basis, 23andMe study saysResearchers at the genetics company 23andMe have identified 15 regions of the h
Being a ‘morning person’ has a genetic basis, 23andMe study says
The Verge / Posted 8 days ago
Researchers at the genetics company 23andMe have identified 15 regions of the human genome that influence whether someone considers themselves a "morning person," meaning someone who likes to wake up and go to bed early, or an "evening person." The... Read more
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Science Daily
Fruit flies adjust their courtship song based on distanceMala Murthy, of Princeton University, and her colleagues have revealed an unant
Fruit flies adjust their courtship song based on distance
Science Daily / Posted 8 days ago
Mala Murthy, of Princeton University, and her colleagues have revealed an unanticipated level of control in insect acoustic communication by analyzing each stage of the neuronal pathway underlying male fruit flies' ability to adjust their courtship... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Grass-roots Mildura gallery searching for new home Members of Mildura's creative community are looking for a new home as a grass
Grass-roots Mildura gallery searching for new home
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 8 days ago
Members of Mildura's creative community are looking for a new home as a grass-roots gallery reaches the end of an era. It's colourful, quirky and brimming with creativity. For just over a year,... Read more
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Daily Mail
Over 85,000 tons of green olives coated with 'killer colouring' seizedMore than 85,000 tons of green olives seized by Italian police after they were
Over 85,000 tons of green olives coated with 'killer colouring' seized
Daily Mail / Posted 8 days ago
More than 85,000 tons of green olives seized by Italian police after they were coated with copper sulphate to improve their colour Olives were from a previous harvest and 'painted' to make them look fresh 19 people face criminal charges including... Read more
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PhysOrg
Same switches program taste and smell in fruit fliesConcentric rings in a fruit fly larva's antenna result from a set of genetic co
Same switches program taste and smell in fruit flies
PhysOrg / Posted 8 days ago
Concentric rings in a fruit fly larva's antenna result from a set of genetic control "switches" that interact early in a fly's development to generate dozens of types of specialized nerve cells for smell. The Duke researchers who made this discovery... Read more
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PhysOrg
Fruit flies adjust their courtship song based on distanceOutside of humans, the ability to adjust the intensity of acoustic signals with
Fruit flies adjust their courtship song based on distance
PhysOrg / Posted 9 days ago
Outside of humans, the ability to adjust the intensity of acoustic signals with distance has only been identified in songbirds. Research published Feb. 3, 2016 in Neuron now demonstrates that the male fruit fly also displays this complex behavior... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
New drug cocktail may show promise in NSCLC patientsA drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for melanoma in combi
New drug cocktail may show promise in NSCLC patients
News-Medical-Net / Posted 9 days ago
A drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for melanoma in combination with a common cholesterol-lowering drug may show promise in controlling cancer growth in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), according to new research... Read more
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PhysOrg
Peacocks might not shake those tail feathers for the reasons you thinkA provocative study by evolutionary biologists at McMaster University takes on
Peacocks might not shake those tail feathers for the reasons you think
PhysOrg / Posted 10 days ago
A provocative study by evolutionary biologists at McMaster University takes on one of Charles Darwin’s central ideas: that males adapt and compete for the attention of females because it is the females who ultimately choose their mates and the time... Read more
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WGAL 8 Susquehanna Valley
Which Susquehanna Valley establishments had food violations?The following Susquehanna Valley restaurants and establishments were found to b
Which Susquehanna Valley establishments had food violations?
WGAL 8 Susquehanna Valley / Posted 11 days ago
The following Susquehanna Valley restaurants and establishments were found to be in violation during the month of January. The list is organized by counties. The inspections are performed by Pennsylvania's Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Scientists Root for New Method of Fighting Fruit Flies to Enhance Mango ProductionA research centre now wants a scientifically propagated method that aims at cur
Scientists Root for New Method of Fighting Fruit Flies to Enhance Mango Production
AllAfrica.com / Posted 11 days ago
A research centre now wants a scientifically propagated method that aims at curbing the infestation of mangoes by fruit flies scaled up to enhance production for higher incomes. The International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology (Icipe) said... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Hundreds of species of insects share homesHumans share their homes with hundreds of species of flies, spiders, beetles, l
Hundreds of species of insects share homes
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 11 days ago
Humans share their homes with hundreds of species of flies, spiders, beetles, lice and other arthropods, a new study reports. Researchers visited 50 houses within 30 miles of Raleigh, N.C., and collected all of the arthropods they could find.... Read more
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Science Daily
To burn sugar or not to burn sugar: How eggs store fuel for embryo development: Links between metabolism and the development of eggs may hold answers about infertility, IVF treatmentIn a recent study, published in Cell, Carnegie's Matthew Sieber, Michael Thomse
To burn sugar or not to burn sugar: How eggs store fuel for embryo development: Links between metabolism and the development of eggs may hold answers about infertility, IVF treatment
Science Daily / Posted 13 days ago
In a recent study, published in Cell, Carnegie's Matthew Sieber, Michael Thomsen, and Allan Spradling use the fruit fly as a system to dissect the links between metabolism and the development of eggs. As eggs, also known as oocytes, enter the final... Read more
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Science Daily
Mating behavior in the natural world contradicts Darwin’s idea that females make the decisions, researchers findA provocative study by evolutionary biologists at McMaster University takes on
Mating behavior in the natural world contradicts Darwin’s idea that females make the decisions, researchers find
Science Daily / Posted 14 days ago
A provocative study by evolutionary biologists at McMaster University takes on one of Charles Darwin's central ideas: that males adapt and compete for the attention of females because it is the females who ultimately choose their mates and the time... Read more
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PhysOrg
To burn sugar or not to burn sugar: How eggs store fuel for embryo developmentArtist's depiction of mitochondria, courtesy of Matthew Sieber. The purple on t
To burn sugar or not to burn sugar: How eggs store fuel for embryo development
PhysOrg / Posted 15 days ago
Artist's depiction of mitochondria, courtesy of Matthew Sieber. The purple on the outside border represents the outer mitochondrial membrane. The blue on the inside depicts the mitochondrial inner membrane space. The green and purple inside depicts... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Community rallies for family after house fireCopacabana fire victims get help from GoFundMe donation page | DailyTelegraph
Community rallies for family after house fire
Daily Telegraph / Posted 16 days ago
Copacabana fire victims get help from GoFundMe donation page | DailyTelegraph SearchUse keywords to search content on this website SearchUse keywords to search content on this website Kim Walker with Lanley 13 and Harper 14. Image from Gofundme... Read more
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The Border Mail
Wheels change worldCRUISE CONTROL: Natalie Dyball and Lillian, 7, collect the car with Flying Frui
Wheels change world
The Border Mail / Posted 16 days ago
CRUISE CONTROL: Natalie Dyball and Lillian, 7, collect the car with Flying Fruit Fly Circus members cheering them on. Picture: JAMES WILTSHIRE A new car is already making the world of difference for an Albury mother and daughter. Natalie Dyball and... Read more
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Weekly Times
Transport woes hit exportersTHE Federal Coalition Government prides itself on opening up new markets for Au
Transport woes hit exporters
Weekly Times / Posted 16 days ago
THE Federal Coalition Government prides itself on opening up new markets for Australian produce by signing a slew of free-trade agreements since it took office in 2013. But fruit and vegetable growers face missing out on these trade gains because of... Read more
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Science Daily
Breaking the brain's garbage disposal: Study shows even a small problem causes big effects: Rare find in two Turkish children leads to discovery about autophagyBut in fact, that unlikely combination has just helped an international team ma
Breaking the brain's garbage disposal: Study shows even a small problem causes big effects: Rare find in two Turkish children leads to discovery about autophagy
Science Daily / Posted 17 days ago
But in fact, that unlikely combination has just helped an international team make a key discovery about how the brain's "garbage disposal" process works -- and how little needs to go wrong in order for it to break down. The findings show just how... Read more
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Weekly Times
Up and awhey in fight for export airspaceBOOMING infant milk formula exports to China are squeezing out Australia’s airf
Up and awhey in fight for export airspace
Weekly Times / Posted 17 days ago
BOOMING infant milk formula exports to China are squeezing out Australia’s airfreight exports of perishable fruit and vegetables. Table grapes, cherries, asparagus and stone fruit exporters face losing key Asian markets as freight routes are swamped... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Tau fly updateTuesday, 26 January 2016, 2:45 pmPress Release: Ministry For Primary Industries
Tau fly update
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 17 days ago
Tuesday, 26 January 2016, 2:45 pmPress Release: Ministry For Primary Industries26 January 2016Work continues in the Ministry for Primary Industries’ (MPI) response following the discovery late last week of a single Tau fly... Read more
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New Zealand's National Business Review
One male Tau fly puts $7b horticulture industry at riskThe hunt for the tau fly continues in Auckland, with growers nervous about the
One male Tau fly puts $7b horticulture industry at risk
New Zealand's National Business Review / Posted 18 days ago
The hunt for the tau fly continues in Auckland, with growers nervous about the potential impact on the $7 billion horticulture industry. The Ministry for Primary Industries began investigating after one male tau fly was found in a surveillance trap... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Another Fly in the Biosecurity OintmentSaturday, 23 January 2016, 6:56 pmPress Release: New Zealand First PartyAlmost
Another Fly in the Biosecurity Ointment
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 20 days ago
Saturday, 23 January 2016, 6:56 pmPress Release: New Zealand First PartyAlmost a year after fruit fly were found in Grey Lynn, confirmation of Tau Fly in South Auckland... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
Tau fly discovered in AucklandA single Tau fly has been found in a trap in the South Auckland suburb of Manur
Tau fly discovered in Auckland
Otago Daily Times / Posted 21 days ago
A single Tau fly has been found in a trap in the South Auckland suburb of Manurewa. As a result, the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has placed controls on the movement of certain fruit and vegetables in a 1.5km radius from where the fly was... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
HortNZ Watches Tau Fly Detection CloselyJanuary 22, 2016 Horticulture New Zealand is closely monitoring the response t
HortNZ Watches Tau Fly Detection Closely
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 21 days ago
January 22, 2016 Horticulture New Zealand is closely monitoring the response to the detection of a single male Tau Fly in Manurewa, Auckland.This fly is not considered to be as economically threatening to New... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Fly typically from Southeast and Southern Asia found in AucklandThe fly is a species normally found in Southeast and Southern Asia and is used
Fly typically from Southeast and Southern Asia found in Auckland
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 21 days ago
The fly is a species normally found in Southeast and Southern Asia and is used to a more tropical climate. Photo / Ministry for Primary Industries A single Tau fly has been found in a trap in the South Auckland suburb of Manurewa. As a result, the... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
No Sense in Pork ImportsIncreasing pork imports from Europe makes no sense, says New Zealand First.“It
No Sense in Pork Imports
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 21 days ago
Increasing pork imports from Europe makes no sense, says New Zealand First.“It makes no economic sense for New Zealand’s pig farmers or the economy, it increases the risk of pig specific diseases decimating our industry and... Read more
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