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Plant root-associated bacteria preferentially colonize their native host-plant roots

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Scientists identify five new plant species in Bolivia

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Mobility restrictions can have unexpected impacts on air quality

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Targeted removals and enhanced monitoring can help manage lionfish in the Mediterranean

New research represents one of the first studies to examine the effectiveness of targeted lionfish removals from both an ecological and a socio-economic perspective.

Stopping illegal trade of Australian lizards

Australian reptiles face serious conservation threats from illegal poaching fueled by international demand and the exotic pet trade.

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