earthworms

European earthworms reduce insect populations in North American forests

Earthworms introduced into northern North America have a negative impact on the insect fauna above ground. Soil ecologists found this impact for abundance as well …

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Surprise findings suggest mosquito odor sensors are sensitive to molecular regulation to avoid insect repellents

In what they call surprise findings, Johns Hopkins Medicine scientists report that — unlike fruit flies — mosquitoes’ odor sensing nerve cells shut down when …

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Temperature, reproduction link holds promise for insect control

Scientists have uncovered a set of neurons in fruit flies that shut down in cold temperatures and slow reproduction, a system conserved in many insects, …

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