A Beetle Made Famous

Technology Review reports on the genome sequence of Tribolium castaneum, the red flour beetle whose 16,000 genes were sequenced and analyzed at the Baylor genome center. The article says the information gleaned from the genome could help people develop more effective insecticides and might also be relevant for materials science.

 

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