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2010-05-20 15:16:41

Wheat plants found to be resistant to Hessian fly larvae may be calling in reinforcements to build up rigid defenses.

2010-02-10 09:23:57

Resistant wheat plants stave off attacks by Hessian fly larvae by essentially destroying the fly's midgut and its ability to absorb nutrients.


Word of the Day
dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.