Termites' unique gut 'factory' key to global domination

Termites have achieved ecological dominance and now some of the ingredients for their success have been determined to lie in their unique gut microbiome 'factories' -- which enable the creatures to eat wood, soil and other material generally not considered as food sources by other animals but rather as indigestible.

An international research paper, led by...

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Alien honeybees could cause plant extinction

[unable to retrieve full-text content]New research indicates that introduced 'alien' honeybees are competing for resources with native bees and threatening the survival of plants that rely on interactions with specific pollinators....
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New measures could help tackle tragic consequences of poorly bred puppies, say vets

08 February 2018

Effective legislation must be backed by adequate resources to guarantee dog welfare

Responding to Michael Gove's call for evidence on banning third party puppy sales, and the raft of measures laid in Parliament today, the President of the British Veterinary Association John Fishwick said:

“As vets, we see first-hand the tragic consequences that can...

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