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Since they arrived in the Great Lakes in the 1980s, two species of mussels the size of pistachios have spread to hundreds of lakes and rivers in 34 states and have done vast economic and ecological damage.

Inspired by Rachel Carson’s “Silent Spring” in high school, Dr. Molloy, now 66, has long been a pioneer in the development of environmentally safe control agents to replace broad-spectrum chemical pesticides.

Leading a team at the museum’s Cambridge Field Research Laboratory in upstate New York, he discovered a bacterium, Pseudomonas fluorescens strain CL145A, that kills the mussels but appears to have little or no effect on other organisms.


http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/25/science/science-takes-on-a-silent-invader.html?ref=science&_r=1
 

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Since they arrived in the Great Lakes in the 1980s, two species of mussels the size of pistachios have spread to hundreds of lakes and rivers in 34 states and have done vast economic and ecological damage.

Inspired by Rachel Carson’s “Silent Spring” in high school, Dr. Molloy, now 66, has long been a pioneer in the development of environmentally safe control agents to replace broad-spectrum chemical pesticides.

Leading a team at the museum’s Cambridge Field Research Laboratory in upstate New York, he discovered a bacterium, Pseudomonas fluorescens strain CL145A, that kills the mussels but appears to have little or no effect on other organisms.


http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/25/science/science-takes-on-a-silent-invader.html?ref=science&_r=1
Yeah, that's how it always starts. Pretty soon, they'll be trying to figure out how to kill the bacteria...
 

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Law of unintended consequences. "appears to have little or no effect on other
organisms".

Really?
 

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You can't get a much bigger petri dish, that's for sure. I never understood why transoceanic freighters were allowed to discharge ballast water once they were inland.

Not like we could get lucky with wels cats and zander, NNNNnnnoooooooo, we get spiny water fleas and zebra mussels.
 
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