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Insects beware: The sea anemone is coming

As insects evolve to become resistant to insecticides, the need to develop new ways to control pests grows. A team of scientists from Leuven, Belgium have discovered that the sea anemone's venom harbors several toxins that ...

dateNov 29, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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Effective Imitation: New chitinase inhibitors

( -- The chitin-degrading enzymes known as chitinases are not just important to insects with chitin shells and to their predators, they also seem to be involved in the establishment of parasites in the human body ...

dateMar 08, 2010 in Biochemistry
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Presence of invasive insect in Senegal confirmed

(—A Virginia Tech-managed research program, the Integrated Pest Management Collaborative Research Support Program, has confirmed the presence of Tuta absoluta in Senegal, the first confirmation of the insect's ...

dateSep 28, 2012 in Ecology
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Destructive pea weevils on the way out

(—Farmers around the world are a step closer to eliminating the chemical spraying of field peas for the destructive pea weevil, thanks to research by agricultural scientists from The University of Western Australia.

dateOct 24, 2012 in Ecology
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