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asian lady beetle
2014-09-22 03:00:44

Bent and tossed by the wind, a field of soybean plants presents a challenge for an Asian lady beetle on the hunt for aphids. But what if the air — and the soybeans — were still?

Betrayal Of The Aphids
2014-06-03 14:58:11

Aphids are devastating insect pests and cause great losses to agriculture worldwide.

2013-12-05 23:45:13

University of Cambridge researchers have shown that viruses use aphids as pawns, discouraging the insects from permanently settling on already-infected crops and using this forced migration to spread infection to healthy vegetation.

2013-04-10 16:18:02

Scientists at The University of Manchester have found evidence of the genetic basis of the evolutionary arms-race between parasitoids and their aphid hosts.

Predator Prey Relationship In Insects And Plants Drives Evolution
2012-10-05 09:30:39

The findings of the this study provide some of the first measurable evidence that the process of natural selection and genetic diversity is driven by the predator-prey relationship between insects and plants.


Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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