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  • n. Plural form of screwworm.


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  • That is, until our cattle come down with screwworms and our kids with rabies.

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  • Mammals are continually assaulted by parasites—by lice, fleas, ticks, botflies, screwworms, and warbleflies—that suck blood or lay their eggs in the skin.

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  • These were screwworms, maggots that burrow into healthy tissue.

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  • It's got man-boobs, screwworms, and kumatos, so you don't want to miss it.

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  • Now, some of the projects you may find the most shocking is $102 million to study screwworms, $2.2 million to renovate the North Pole, and $50,000 for a tattoo removal program in, where else, California.

    CNN Transcript Mar 16, 2005

  • Mention of screwworms at a moment of such solemnity made everyone queasy, even Call, for they had all seen the dreadful putrefaction that resulted when screwworms infested a deer or a cow.

    Comanche Moon

  • Over by the area they called the Broken Buttes, Benteen found Zeke Taylor dousing a cow with a bad case of screwworms.

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  • It is thought that the mud plaster produced by wallowing suffocates the larvae, but in India screwworms do not affect water buffaloes either, and there they wallow in fairly clear water and the farmer usually washes them off.

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  • So, starting in 2004, the ARS team -- entomologists Margaret Allen and Steven Skoda and geneticist Alfred Handler -- began research aimed at developing genetically sterile, male-only screwworms using transformation technology first tried on Medflies, also targets of SIT-based eradication.

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  • When viewed under ultraviolet light, the transgenic screwworms emitted a fluorescent glow, helping confirm GFP's activation.

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