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    THE BIOCENTER OF THE UNIVERSITY OF WÜRZBURG

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    A circadian clock is not mandatory for living beings to adapt their activities to a day-night cycle – at least under certain conditions. Other mechanisms are capable of compensating for the loss of the molecular clock as researchers from the University of Würzburg have now shown.

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    Rapsglanzkäfer auf Raps

    Fields of rapeseed crop are growing continuously in Germany. As a consequence, more insecticides are being put out on fields to fight animal pests such as the pollen beetle. Scientists from the University of Würzburg have now discovered a simple alternative to chemicals.

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    Massive Sonnenwinde können Auswirkungen auf Sammelbienen haben. Dies ist ein neuer Erklärungsansatz für das weltweite Bienensterben, den eine deutsch-amerikanische Forschergruppe gefunden hat.

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