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Wine Pest Sequenced

Researchers have sequenced the genome of an insect that ravaged the French wine industry in the 1800s, the Guardian reports.

The aphid-like grape phylloxera Daktulosphaira vitifoliae is native to North America and is thought to have accidentally spread to European vineyards and then beyond. A team led by Université de Rennes's Denis Tagu has sequenced the D. vitifoliae genome to better understand its spread.

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