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Jungle yeast

A new species of yeast has been discovered deep in the Amazon jungle and scientists are learning about the novel characteristics of Candida carvajalis sp. nov.



Leeches are DNA bloodhounds in the jungle

Copenhagen Zoo and University of Copenhagen have in collaboration developed a new and revolutionary, yet simple and cheap, method for tracking mammals in the rainforests of Southeast Asia. They collect leeches from tropical jungles, which have been sucking blood from mammals, and subsequently analyse the blood for mammal DNA.



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