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Science Times - Mystery Behind Missing Genes of the Mistletoe Revealed

Romantic Mistletoe? Science Disagrees

Mistletoe is 'is less romantic' and it is a kind of parasite. Its leaves yield sugars by photosynthesis rather than roots, and its structures pierce the host tree's essential tissues to suck out water and nutrients.
Upogebia pugettensis infected with Orthione Griffenis

Invasive, Blood Sucking Parasites on Shrimps Continue Moving Northward

An invasive species of blood-sucking parasites on mud shrimps have been discovered in the waters surrounding Calvert Island, British Columbia, in Canada, marking the northernmost recorded presence of the parasite on the West Coast and suggests its expansion without human-based transport methods.
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