News tagged with thrips

Disease-resistant tomatoes fight lethal pests

In the battle against thrips, Cornell breeder Martha Mutschler-Chu has developed a new weapon: a tomato that packs a powerful one-two punch to deter the pests and counter the killer viruses they transmit.

Apr 03, 2013
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Thrips soldiers found able to ward off fungus

(Phys.org) -- Researchers studying the tiny bugs known as thrips have made two discoveries concerning one species: Kladothrips intermedius. The first is that though such thrips soldiers have big forearms, they d ...

Apr 12, 2012 report
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Thrips show altered feeding behavior

(PhysOrg.com) -- Thrips — tiny insects that pierce and suck fluids from tomatoes, grapes, strawberries and hundreds of other plant species — show altered feeding behavior when they're infected with ...

May 26, 2011
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