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    New technique to identify phloem cells aids in the fight against citrus greening

    New technique to identify phloem cells aids in the fight against citrus greening

    Fluorescent microscopy and organelle-specific dyes can help understand phloem diseases across species

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    Sequencing pollen DNA to discover insect migratory routes

    Sequencing pollen DNA to discover insect migratory routes

    Metabarcoding, a technique of mass DNA sequencing, allows for tracing migratory routes of insects. A small DNA fragment of the pollen that insects transport is used as a barcode to identify the plant species they visited previously.

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    Young aphids piggyback on adult aphids to get to safety faster

    Young aphids piggyback on adult aphids to get to safety faster

    Following escape from plants being grazed on by animals, researchers noticed young aphids mounting the backs of adult aphids and "catching a ride," which allowed them to reach the safety of a new plant faster.

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