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New buzz around insect DNA analysis and biodiversity estimates

Researchers on a remote New Zealand island combine traditional field methods with DNA sequencing to estimate invertebrate biodiversity

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An adult emerald ash borer (Agrilus plantipenis). Credit, K Oten.

Slowing the insect invasion: wood packaging sanitation policy yields US $11.7 billion net benefit

Risk analysis finds savings for homeowners and local governments of excluding invasive pests like the emerald ash borer outweigh added cost to imported goods FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 23, 2014 Contact: Liza Lester (202) 833-8773 x 211; gro.asenull@retsell     The emerald ash borer (Agrilus plantipenis), a recent insect immigrant to North America carried in with the wooden packing material…

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An adult emerald ash borer (Agrilus plantipenis). Credit, K Oten.

Slowing the insect invasion: wood packaging sanitation policy yields US $11.7 billion net benefit

Risk analysis finds savings for homeowners and local governments of excluding invasive pests like the emerald ash borer outweigh added cost to imported goods FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 23, 2014 Contact: Liza Lester (202) 833-8773 x 211; gro.asenull@retsell     The emerald ash borer (Agrilus plantipenis), a recent insect immigrant to North America carried in with the wooden packing material…

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