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Researchers Identify Insect Gene Responsible For Pesticide Resistance

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September 30, 2002
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Colorado State University
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Insecticide resistance is one of the most widespread genetic changes caused by human activity, and scientists are only now beginning to understand these changes that allow global populations of insects to evolve resistance and become unaffected by pesticides. A new study by a team of worldwide researchers, including Colorado State University biology professor Tom Wilson, has made a major scientific breakthrough in understanding the genetics of insecticide resistance.

FORT COLLINS -- Insecticide resistance is one of the most widespread genetic changes caused by human activity, and scientists are only now beginning to understand these changes that allow global populations of insects to evolve resistance and become unaffected by pesticides. A new study by a team of worldwide researchers, including Colorado State University biology professor Tom Wilson, has made a major scientific breakthrough in understanding the genetics of insecticide resistance.


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