The EPA is now in charge of regulating the use of Oxitec’s strain of Aedes aegypti, genetically engineered to reduce populations of the insects.
These mating leafhopper insects, Bothrogonia ferruginea, are host to the bacterium Nasuia deltocephalinicola, the new record holder for smallest genome at 112,000 base pairs.
August 28, 2013|
August 29, 2013
I love the clown suits. Great shot but I do have a problem that anyone can access this photo. It should be labeled M for mature audiences, though if one can get past reading the tongue-challenging names of the bacterium and its host, I guess it is OK for home-schooled children.