USGS - science for a changing world

Science Features

Maps, Imagery, and Publications Hazards Newsroom Education Jobs Partnerships Library About USGS Social Media
 
Science Features
: Archive Index

Tag Archives: Lichen

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

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.

Receive news and updates:

RSS Twitter Facebook YouTube

Accessibility FOIA Privacy Policies and Notices

Take Pride in America logo USA.gov logo U.S. Department of the Interior | U.S. Geological Survey
URL: www.usgs.gov/blogs/features/tag/lichen/
Page Contact Information: Ask USGS
Page Last Modified: May 25, 2011