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Virus Alters Caterpillars’ Vision to Trick Them into Climbing
A study finds that a baculovirus that infects cotton bollworm larvae changes the expression of genes involved in light perception, driving them to seek heights that could favor viral transmission.
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Virus Alters Caterpillars’ Vision to Trick Them into Climbing
Virus Alters Caterpillars’ Vision to Trick Them into Climbing

A study finds that a baculovirus that infects cotton bollworm larvae changes the expression of genes involved in light perception, driving them to seek heights that could favor viral transmission.

A study finds that a baculovirus that infects cotton bollworm larvae changes the expression of genes involved in light perception, driving them to seek heights that could favor viral transmission.

ABOVE: © ISTOCK.COM, MOXUMBIC

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