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The emergence of new crop pests: genetics in action

BBSRC-funded scientists at Rothamsted Research discover the genetic mechanisms that allow aphids to adapt to a new host plant and provide natural resistance to neonicotinoid insecticides. Insect host shifts are important because they may be a first step in the evolution of new species and can create new pests of agriculturally important crops. A barrier to many potential insect host...
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