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    Samurai wasp, Trissolcus japonicus, detected in Utah

    Samurai wasp, Trissolcus japonicus, detected in Utah

    On June 17 2019, two brown marmorated stink bug egg masses that were parasitized by Trissolcus japonicus were found on northern catalpa (Catalpa speciosa) leaves in Salt Lake City. This is the first detection of T. japonicus in Utah.

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    How plants cope with iron deficiency

    How plants cope with iron deficiency

    Researchers have discovered a new switch that plants use to control their responses to iron deficiency

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    Dangerous bee virus might be innocent bystander

    Dangerous bee virus might be innocent bystander

    Beekeepers urged to rethink fears around deadly virus. A study challenges the long-held belief that the parasitic Varroa mite transmits the deformed wing virus of honeybees and in doing so changes the virus to make it more virulent and deadly.

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