The plight of the bumble bee

7th September 2010, Comments 0 comments

Researchers at the University of Stirling in Scotland say that isolated bumble bee populations are at risk of inbreeding, leading to an increase of parasites and male sterility. Soon-to-be Dr. Penelope Whitehorn says in the study that Bombus terrestris, a bumble bee that lives on the Hebridean islands west of Scotland, pays for a lack ...

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