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CRISPR/Cas9-mediated disruption of genes associated with cuticle pigment caused mosquitoes to turn from black to yellow, and disruption of genes associated with eye pigment caused eye color to change from black to white

EurekAlert https://eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-11/uoc--mms111417.php

UCR researchers are generating genetically engineered insects to help prevent the spread of infectious diseases

University of California, Riverside As proof of concept, the …

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Aedes_aegypti
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2017-11-15T04:00:00.0000000Z

I have been sent a poster by Frank Visser produced by Catherine Hardiman entitled: Ant toxin: A strategy for the indirect control of mealybug, vector of Grapevine leafroll-associated virus type 3 (GLRaV-3).  This is attached There is a …

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Melaybug
Bifenthrin
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2017-11-14T18:00:00.0000000Z
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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Buchnera
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2017-11-14T18:00:00.0000000Z

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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Phosphorus
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2017-11-14T18:00:00.0000000Z
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

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

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Cassida_rubiginosa
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Degrade_pectin
Sydney NSW, Australia
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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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Glyphosate_cancer
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2017-11-14T04:00:00.0000000Z
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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Panama_disease
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Fusarium_TR4_resistance
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2017-11-14T04:00:00.0000000Z

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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Pseudocercospora_fijiensis
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2017-11-14T04:00:00.0000000Z

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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Fusarium_wilt
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Cavendish
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2017-11-14T04:00:00.0000000Z

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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Kenya
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