Scientists Take Up Plight of Parasites
Two scientists from the University of Missouri St. Louis are making the case to save endangered parasites. The scientists say lice and their comrades can reveal much about their host species but are rapidly going extinct. But don't expect lawmakers to make additions to the Endangered Species List anytime soon.
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Corrected: June 9, 2005 at 9:34 AM MDT
This report incorrectly referred to long-toed salamanders as lizards. They are amphibians.