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Blueprint of Spider Mite May Yield Better Pesticides

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An international research team decoded the genetic blueprint of the two-spotted spider mite, raising hope for new ways to attack the major pest.

| January 10, 2012

An international research team decoded the genetic blueprint of the two-spotted spider mite, raising hope for new ways to attack the major pest, which resists pesticides and destroys crops and ornamental plants worldwide.

 The voracious mites, which technically are not insects, can eat more than 1,100 plant species – a rare trait. The mites' newly revealed and sequenced genome contains a variety of genes capable of detoxifying pesticides as well as toxins plants use to defend themselves, the scientists report in the Thursday, Nov. 24 issue of the journal Nature.
 
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