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white-pupae of melon flies

Dozens of small fly pupae lay on a white flat surface. The pupae, normally dark brown, are all very light in coloration, i.e., "off-white"

Using CRISPR/Cas9 genetic editing, a research team developed a stable mutant line of the melon fly (Zeugodacus cucurbitae) with white pupae. (Photo by Daniel Paulo, Ph.D.)

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