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    Caterpillar, fungus in cahoots to threaten fruit, nut crops, study finds

    Caterpillar, fungus in cahoots to threaten fruit, nut crops, study finds

    New research reveals that Aspergillus flavus, a fungus that produces carcinogenic aflatoxins that can contaminate seeds and nuts, has a multilegged partner in crime: the navel orangeworm caterpillar.

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    Genetic behavior reveals cause of death in poplars essential to ecosystems, industry

    Genetic behavior reveals cause of death in poplars essential to ecosystems, industry

    Scientists studying a valuable, but vulnerable, species of poplar have identified the genetic mechanism responsible for the species' inability to resist a pervasive and deadly disease. Their finding could lead to more successful hybrid poplar varieties for increased biofuels and forestry production and protect native trees against infection.

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    The Best Look Yet at the Tiny Fungus Storage Units Inside Ambrosia BeetlesPage Title

    The Best Look Yet at the Tiny Fungus Storage Units Inside Ambrosia BeetlesPage Title

    Researchers at the University of Florida have found that newer methods of micro-CT scanning and laser ablation tomography offer some unique advantages in observing the extremely small organs of insects.

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