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In the 17,000 year old Puma Poop you can take a look at glacial parasites NOVA | PBS | NOVA

Even after thousands of years lying around, Mist can tell the story. A team of archaeologists reporting this week in the journal Parasitology and scouring a Puma Poo button has a 17,000-year-old DNA sample from Toxascaris leonina a roundworm that still persists , Cats nowadays plagues cats. The dehydrated Dookie not only provides the hitherto oldest example of parasite DNA …

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The 16,000-year-old Puma Poop delivers a sample of Ice Age parasites

Enlarge / Despite their size, pumas are technically not "big cats", a title reserved for the Pantherinae family. From Wolves201 – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=60454559[19659004<WennSieeinApex-RaubtiermiteinemGewichtvon80kgsindZähneundKrallendieWeltistIhreKatzentoilette-aberSiemüssenmöglicherweiseeinigetausendJahrewartenbisjemandkommtundsieaufräumtVorkurzemhabenArchäologeneingetrocknetesStück16500JahrealterPuma-Fäkalien(Koprolit)ausdemBodendesFelsensPeñasdelasTrampasindenBergenimNordwestenArgentiniensgeholt[19659004ThecolddryenvironmenthelpedtopreservethematerialAlongwiththecargoofafewdozenroundwormeggsitisgoodenoughthatparasitologistRominaPetrighandhercolleaguesaresequencingDNAfromtheeggsTheresultistheoldestDNAeverextractedfromfecalmatterandtheoldestparasiticDNAeversequenced Big cats and small worms Mitochondrial DNA from the coprolite itself revealed what had left proof: a puma, the largest member of the family Felidae, which also includes domestic cats. The dried-up business …

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Old parasites Wasps ate their victims from the inside out

Scientists who surveyed more than 1,500 ancient fossilized fly dummies have discovered four species of wasps that used these growing insects as home to their own babies. Sophisticated scans of the fossils that make up about 66 to 23 million Palaeogens Years ago, numerous invasive wasps were revealed in fly dummies. The creatures would have deprived the growing flies of …

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Stunning fossils show old parasites wereps still in their unfortunate hosts

X-ray shows a hidden parasitic wasp in mineralized or fossilized fly dummies. This particular specimen is about 30-40 million years old. Image: Georg Oleschinski Photo & Thomas van de Kamp Rendering Careful study of over 1,500 fly-doll fossils has led to the discovery of four new species of ancient parasitic wasps dating back between 66 million and 23 million years …

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Trader Joe's salads, wraps reminiscent of possible parasites

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McDonald's draws salads from 3,000 restaurants after parasites have caught dozens of them

By Faith Karimi and Debra Goldschmidt, CNN An outbreak of Cyclospora in conjunction with McDonald's salads has sickened at least 61 people in seven states, federal health officials said Friday. The Food and Drug Administration is working with McDonald's to identify the salad ingredients that make people ill and track them through the supply chain. McDonalds has taken precaution to …

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