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A Peptide Signaling System that Rapidly Enforces Paternity in the Aedes aegypti Mosquito

Did you know female yellow fever #mosquitos usually only mate once in their lifetime? Researchers have identified a protein transferred by the male to prevent remating by the female, with possible implications in mitigating the spread of Zika and other diseases.

A Nikon SMZ1500 stereomicroscope was used to screen for larvae expressing fluorescent protein.

Learn More @ Current Biology

Transgenic Nicotiana Benthamiana Plants Expressing a Hairpin RNAi Construct of a Nematode Rs-cps Gene Exhibit Enhanced Resistance to Radopholus Similis

Nematodes are harmful and difficult to control agricultural parasites. However, researchers have succeeded in creating a transgenic tobacco relative resistant to the nematode R. similis. Nematode imaging was performed with a Nikon Ti inverted microscope. Scientific Reports

Learn More @ Nature Scientific Reports

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