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Insect gene allows reproductive organs to cope with harmful bacteria [Phys]

par Frédéric Magné - publié le

Offspring of insects infected with the bacteria Wolbachia often die or are converted from male to female. Bordenstein’s team studied Nasonia parasitic wasps that are only about the size of a sesame seed, and they serve as one of the best models to dissect and characterize the evolution of insect genomes.

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