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Destructive fires serve as pest control for lizards

Lizard, Psammodromus algirus, resting on a rock

A Psammodromus algirus lizard in Spain, where wildfires can confer long-lasting relief from parasites. Credit: Philippe Clement/Nature Picture Library

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Nature 595, 475 (2021)

doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-021-01913-z

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