Sunday, October 16, 2011

Killing Pests By Disrupting Hibernation

The corn earworm ravages crops in America. But like many animals it spends the winter in hibernation, burrowing underground for an extended winter slumber called diapause. Now scientists have developed synthetic hormones that disrupt the hibernation patterns of the pest, making it remain in hibernation permanently, awake early, or never enter hibernation at all, so that it is less likely to survive the cold weather. The new method could eventually be applied to a wide range of pests.
Posted by Astrojenny

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Good idea but could it make some extinct? :-/

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