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Hassan Salem says: "This insect is a leaf eater largely because of these bacteria," External link

newsmedical Saturday, November 18, 2017 4:17:00 AM CET

Hassan Salem says: "The organs are equivalent to the liver in humans, in the sense that they contain the tools to break down and process food," External link

newsmedical Saturday, November 18, 2017 4:17:00 AM CET

Hassan Salem says: "Stammer wrote that, unlike most leaf-eating beetles that he had studied, this one had sac-like organs that he had never seen before and the organs were filled with micro-organisms," External link

newsmedical Saturday, November 18, 2017 4:17:00 AM CET

Hassan Salem says: "It pops up in a lot of areas where sheep are maintained," "In fact, it's a huge pest to New Zealand sheep farmers. The more thistles covering a farmland, the less food the sheep have to eat and the lower the yield. But the thistle is hard to get rid of because its roots run so deep" External link

newsmedical Saturday, November 18, 2017 4:17:00 AM CET

Hassan Salem explains: "You drop 100 beetles on a thistle plant and the insects will just drain the plant metabolically until it dies," External link

newsmedical Saturday, November 18, 2017 4:17:00 AM CET

Hassan Salem says: "Just as an apex predator has claws and strong mandibles to obtain the nutritional value that it needs from its prey, the bacterium has pectin-digesting genes that enable the beetle host to deconstruct a plant cell," External link

newsmedical Saturday, November 18, 2017 4:17:00 AM CET

Hassan Salem says: "The most amazing thing to me is that we made this discovery because I read a really old book," "It speaks to the importance of natural history collections and libraries for old journals. We truly stand on the shoulders of giants, extending the work of those who came before us" External link

newsmedical Saturday, November 18, 2017 4:17:00 AM CET

Hassan Salem says: "This insect is a leaf eater largely because of these bacteria," External link

sciencedaily Thursday, November 16, 2017 9:04:00 PM CET

Hassan Salem says: "The organs are equivalent to the liver in humans, in the sense that they contain the tools to break down and process food," External link

sciencedaily Thursday, November 16, 2017 9:04:00 PM CET

Hassan Salem says: "Stammer wrote that, unlike most leaf-eating beetles that he had studied, this one had sac-like organs that he had never seen before and the organs were filled with micro-organisms," External link

sciencedaily Thursday, November 16, 2017 9:04:00 PM CET

Hassan Salem says: "It pops up in a lot of areas where sheep are maintained," "In fact, it's a huge pest to New Zealand sheep farmers. The more thistles covering a farmland, the less food the sheep have to eat and the lower the yield. But the thistle is hard to get rid of because its roots run so deep" External link

sciencedaily Thursday, November 16, 2017 9:04:00 PM CET

Hassan Salem explains: "You drop 100 beetles on a thistle plant and the insects will just drain the plant metabolically until it dies," External link

sciencedaily Thursday, November 16, 2017 9:04:00 PM CET

Hassan Salem says: "Just as an apex predator has claws and strong mandibles to obtain the nutritional value that it needs from its prey, the bacterium has pectin-digesting genes that enable the beetle host to deconstruct a plant cell," External link

sciencedaily Thursday, November 16, 2017 9:04:00 PM CET

Hassan Salem says: "The most amazing thing to me is that we made this discovery because I read a really old book," "It speaks to the importance of natural history collections and libraries for old journals. We truly stand on the shoulders of giants, extending the work of those who came before us" External link

sciencedaily Thursday, November 16, 2017 9:04:00 PM CET

Thierry Mutombo said: “Plant biosecurity is key to improving food security and regional trade throughout Africa,” External link

CABI Thursday, November 16, 2017 5:03:00 AM CET

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