Moth Genome Offers Clues into Herbivory, Pesticide Resistance | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The genome of the diamondback moth is giving researchers a glimpse into how the insect has evaded plant defenses to be able to eat them, an international team of researchers from China, Australia, Canada, and elsewhere reported in Nature Genetics yesterday.

The researchers, led by BGI-Shenzen's Jun Wang, also suggested that those same mechanisms may have allowed the moth to develop resistance to a number of insecticides.

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