NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Researchers from Monsanto and Miami University this month reported on a novel in vivo assay that can be used to identify genes related to environmental RNAi in the Western corn rootworm (WCR), a key agricultural pest and target of an RNAi-incorporating strain of corn under development by the company.

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