How day- and night-biting mosquitoes respond differently to colors of light and time of day

In a new study, researchers found that night- versus day-biting species of mosquitoes are behaviorally attracted and repelled by different colors of light at different times of day. Mosquitoes are among major disease vectors impacting humans and animals around the world and the findings have important implications for using light to control them. The University […]

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Bacteria might become a natural, toxin-free alternative to pesticides

Burkholderia ambifaria. Credit: Genome Portal. Man-made pesticides are essential to our modern way of life. They not only protect crops and improve farmers’ yields, but also ward off pests around homes or prevent vegetation from clogging powerlines and highways. Synthetic pesticides also have their downsides, such as their toxicity which can threaten some ecosystems. For […]

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