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For all the damage that aphids can cause (such as these tulip bulb aphids, Dysaphis tulipae), they need a partner to help them extract nutrients from the plant sap they feed on. That partner is a bacterial symbiont called Buchnera that lives in the aphid’s digestive system. (Photo credit: Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org)

Entomology Today https://entomologytoday.org/2017/11/15/nutritional-symbionts-why-some-insects-dont-have-to-eat-their-vegetables/

By Lora Kraft Broccoli was the main vegetable at my family’s house growing up. Despite my sisters’ and my distaste for …

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ResearchInGermany http://www.research-in-germany.org/en/research-landscape/news/2017/11/2017-11-14-newly-discovered-fungus-feeds-phosphorus-to-plants.html University of Cologne

Researchers from the University of Cologne discovered a fungus that …
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The tortoise beetle, which eats thistle leaves, has evolved a symbiotic relationship with bacteria that allows it to have such a specialized diet. Credit: Photo by Hassan Salem

The specialized diet of a beetle is largely due to bacteria that live inside the insect

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A leaf-eating beetle has evolved a symbiotic relationship that allows the …

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2017-11-14T04:00:00.0000000Z

Crop Biotech Update, sponsored by commercial companies, has several articles on GM crops that may be of interest to members

A large, prospective cohort study conducted among agricultural …
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FreshFruitPortal https://www.freshfruitportal.com/news/2017/11/15/australian-university-develops-bananas-tr4-resistance/ The same Australian university that is trialing Vitamin A-enriched bananas in Uganda has successfully developed …
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The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/oct/25/banana-farming-danger-cavendish-crop-genetics

By Ioannis Stergiopoulos, André Drenth and Gert Kema

The banana is the world’s most popular fruit crop, with over 100m …

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The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/apr/21/banana-fungal-disease-threat-latin-americaBy Oliver Milman Banana experts from around the world have gathered in Florida to find a way to halt a disease that is wiping out the …

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AllAfrica http://allafrica.com/stories/201711150642.html

By Muthoni Waweru Nairobi — The Ministry of Agriculture and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Tuesday signed a technical corporation program worth Sh50 million to be used in …

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2017-11-13T18:00:00.0000000Z

The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/nov/16/bananapocalypse-genetic-modification-may-save-12bn-industryBy Michael Slexak A multibillion-dollar banana industry at risk of a deadly disease could be saved by genetic modification …

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Miyazaki, A., T. Shigaki, H. Koinuma, N. Iwabuchi, G. B. Rauka, A. Kembu, J. Saul, K. Watanabe, T. Nijo, K. Maejima, Y.Yamaji, and S.Namba​. (2017). “‘Candidatus Phytoplasma noviguineense’, a novel taxon associated with Bogia coconut syndrome …
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