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New work shines light on Hox genes responsible for firefly lantern development
It's difficult to identify a single evolutionary novelty in the animal kingdom that has fascinated and intrigued mankind more than the lantern of the firefly. View News Article (2014-03-20)

First evidence of plants evolving weaponry to compete in the struggle for selection
Rutting stags and clawing bears are but two examples of male animals fighting over a mate, but research in New Phytologist has uncovered the first evidence of similar male struggles leading to the evolution of weaponry in plants. View News Article (2014-03-20)

Success of new bug-fighting approach may vary from field to field
A new technique to fight crop insect pests may affect different insect populations differently, researchers report. View News Article (2014-03-11)

Predators delay pest resistance to Bt crops
Crops genetically modified with the bacterium Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis) produce proteins that kill pest insects. View News Article (2014-03-05)

Entomologists update definitions to tackle resistance to biotech crops and pesticides
Resistance to pesticides has now been recorded in nearly a thousand pest species, including more than 500 insects, 218 weeds, and 190 fungi that attack plants. View News Article (2014-03-03)

Researchers trap moths with plant-produced sex pheromone
A collaborative experiment involving a Kansas State University biochemist may mark the beginning of an effective, environmentally friendly plant-based method of insect control. View News Article (2014-02-27)

Characterization of stink bug saliva proteins opens door to controlling pests
Brown marmorated stink bugs cause millions of dollars in crop losses across the United States because of the damage their saliva does to plant tissues. View News Article (2014-02-27)

A road map -- and dictionary -- for the arthropod brain
When you're talking about something as complex as the brain, the task isn't any easier if the vocabulary being used is just as complex. View News Article (2014-02-27)

Researchers at LSTM crack the genetic secret of mosquito resistance to DDT and ITNs
Researchers from LSTM have found that a single genetic mutation causes resistance to DDT and pyrethroids (an insecticide class used in mosquito nets). With the continuing rise of resistance the research, published in the journal Genome Biology, is key as scientists say that this knowledge could help improve malaria control strategies. View News Article (2014-02-25)

How stick insects honed friction to grip without sticking
When they're not hanging upside down, stick insects don't need to stick. In fact, when moving upright, sticking would be a hindrance: so much extra effort required to 'unstick' again with every step.  View News Article (2014-02-20)

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