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A pea aphid.

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Aphid ‘honeydew’ may promote bacteria that kill them
The word ‘honeydew’ sounds benign, but the sugary waste product of aphids can promote growth of bacteria that are highly virulent to the pests, according to a new study.
  • Microbiology
  • Animals
  • Microbiology
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  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Animals
  • Genetics
Dairy cows in Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Dairy Barn.

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A livestock genome repository of living stem cell cultures could preserve livestock diversity to ensure sustainability and resilience in the face of climate change.
  • Animal Science
  • Agriculture
  • Animals
A red bacteria

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A computational tool will greatly benefit our understanding of the SARS-COV-2 virus and the development of drugs that block sites where the virus binds with human proteins.
  • Computational Biology
  • Biology
  • Genetics
Rows of corn

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Cornell researchers have developed an innovative technique to track microbes and understand the various ways they process soil carbon, findings that add to our knowledge of how bacteria contribute to the global carbon cycle.
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section
  • Bacteria
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