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    Short Bait Exposure Provides Control of Asian Subterranean Termite Colonies

    Short Bait Exposure Provides Control of Asian Subterranean Termite Colonies

    Termites cause huge economic costs to society--as much as $40 billion per year worldwide. In the southeastern United States, two invasive species, the Formosan subterranean termite (Coptotermes formosanus) and the Asian subterranean termite (Coptotermes gestroi) are causing increasing economic losses.

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    Disease resistance successfully spread from modified to wild mosquitoes

    Disease resistance successfully spread from modified to wild mosquitoes

    Using genetically modified mosquitoes to reduce or prevent the spread of disease is a rapidly expanding field of investigation. One challenge is ensuring that GM mosquitoes can mate with their wild counterparts so the desired modification is spread in the wild population. Investigators have engineered mosquitoes with an altered microbiota that suppresses human malaria-causing parasites. These GM mosquitoes preferred to mate with wild mosquitoes and passed the desired protection to offspring.

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    Little Yellow Ant is Next Invasive to Arrive in Florida

    Little Yellow Ant is Next Invasive to Arrive in Florida

    The little yellow ant (Plagiolepis alluaudi) is a tropical species, native to Madagascar, but it had made its way to the Caribbean sometime in the past decade. Now it has been found in Florida.

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