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For all the damage that aphids can cause (such as these tulip bulb aphids, Dysaphis tulipae), they need a partner to help them extract nutrients from the plant sap they feed on. That partner is a bacterial symbiont called Buchnera that lives in the aphid’s digestive system. (Photo credit: Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University,

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