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Nature’s Remedy? Lichens May Aid in Fight Against Deadly Wildlife Disease

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Two Cladonia Lichen Species Among Blueberry Plants

Two Cladonia Lichen Species Among Blueberry Plants

New USGS research shows that certain lichens can break down the infectious proteins responsible for chronic wasting disease, a troubling neurological disease fatal to wild deer and elk and spreading throughout the United States and Canada.

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