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    No Buzz, No Problem: Study Shows How Honey Bees Pollinate Blueberries

    No Buzz, No Problem: Study Shows How Honey Bees Pollinate Blueberries

    Because blueberry flowers are bell shaped, with their interior recessed in a tube of petals, effective release of pollen from the flowers depends on an insect behavior of rapidly vibrating wing muscles, called buzz pollination. Honey bees do not perform buzz pollination, and thus are thought to be inefficient as blueberry pollinators. Despite this, all large blueberry farms of five or more acres rent honey bee hives, and the honey bees successfully aid in crop pollination.

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    New CRISPR-based technology developed to control pests with precision-guided genetics

    New CRISPR-based technology developed to control pests with precision-guided genetics

    Using the CRISPR gene editing tool, researchers have developed a new way to control and suppress populations of pests that ravage agricultural crops and transmit deadly diseases.

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    Blueprint for plant immune response found

    Blueprint for plant immune response found

    Researchers have discovered the way plants respond to disease-causing organisms, and how they protect themselves, leading the way to potential breakthroughs in breeding resistance to diseases or pests.

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