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gum in powder and hydrated forms

gum in powder and hydrated forms

A food-grade gum substance shows promise as a new tool for managing the invasive spotted-wing drosophila (Drosophila suzukii). The gum is an odoriferous concoction of a food-grade, plant-based powder (left), containing materials such as agar gel, cellulose, pectins, and fructose and glucose sugars, mixed with water into a jelly (right). (Photo by M. V. Rossi Stacconi, Ph.D.)

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