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Crop Tech Corner
Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter
Fri Jun 20, 2014 07:42 AM CDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (DTN) -- This twice-monthly column condenses the latest news in the field of crop technology, research and products.

APHID SALIVA SABOTAGE

Imagine your own drool betraying you. Researchers at the University of California-Riverside have discovered this exact situation happening to aphids, the widespread plant-sucking pest. According to the university publication, UCR Today, aphid saliva contains unique bacteria that only exist inside an aphid. When aphids feed on plant tissue, a protein in the bacteria alerts the plant to the pests' presence. In turn, the plant unleashes an immune response that limits aphid reproduction. UCR researchers had to collect ...

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