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Boyce Thompson Institute: Controlling Insect Pests By Targeting Genes Acquired From Other Species
January 31, 2023
ITHACA, New York, Jan. 31 (TNSres) -- Boyce Thompson Institute issued the following news:

By AJ Bouchie

Killing crop-damaging insects by targeting genes essential to their survival is a promising approach to pest control. Because essential genes are often conserved across multiple insect species, the challenge is finding targets whose silencing kills the pests but not beneficial insects.

Led by Georg Jander, a professor at the Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI) . . .

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