Advanced Morphology Techniques Reveal Tobacco Hornworm’s Secrets
Though studied for decades as a model organism, the tobacco hornworm's lack of silk production has never been thoroughly researched, until now. A team of researchers combining high-tech microscopic imaging with genomic techniques have captured in new detail the caterpillar's first instar silk-producing anatomy and subsequent loss of that capability as it molts to later instars.
Of Mites and Men: A Visit to the USDA Electron & Confocal Microscopy Unit
By Richard Levine I recently visited the USDA Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (BARC) in Maryland to check out their Electron & Confocal Microscopy Unit, a state-of-the-art facility which allows researchers […]