Plant pest research

Plant pest research

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Credit: PEGGY GREB/US DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Caption: Plant pest research. Entomologist weighing a cotton bollworm (Helicoverpa zea) larva to assess its resistance to an insecticidal protein that it was exposed to for 12 days. Bollworm larvae are a major pest of a number of crops worldwide. This protein is derived from from Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) bacteria and is being investigated as a possible bio-control for various agricultural pests.

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