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    In Search of Soybeans Resistant to the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

    In Search of Soybeans Resistant to the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

    The invasive brown marmorated stink bug "will eat almost anything." Among its targets is soybean, the number-two crop in the United States. Researchers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service are working to identify soybean breeds that exhibit resistance to the pest.

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    Butterfly Color Patterns Reveal Clues About the Genes That Build Insect Wings

    Butterfly Color Patterns Reveal Clues About the Genes That Build Insect Wings

    Researchers at the University of Manitoba studied color patterns in various species of butterflies, including painted ladies (Vanessa cardui), and the underlying genes that drive those patterns, revealing a previously undetected compartment boundary that may exist in the wings of all holometabolous insects.

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    Are cities affecting evolution?

    Are cities affecting evolution?

    In the first study to take a comprehensive look at the way urbanization is affecting evolution, researchers say they've found a 'wake-up call for the public, governments and other scientists.'

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    Tumbling Bee Populations Linked to Fungicides

    Tumbling Bee Populations Linked to Fungicides

    When a team of scientists analyzed two dozen environmental factors to understand bumblebee population declines and range contractions, they expected to find stressors like changes in land use, geography or insecticides. Instead, they found a shocker: fungicides, commonly thought to have no impact.

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