The channels that link insect cells, known as gap junctions, control a wide array of biological functions. Biologists are exploring gap junctions as potential targets for new insecticides, and a new review in Annals of the Entomological Society of America examines existing knowledge and future directions for this line of research.
Bacteria in the gut of disease-bearing insects — including the mosquito which carries the Zika virus — can be used as a Trojan horse to help control the insects’ population, […]
Each year in the United States, fire ants cost $7 billion for control, damage repair, and medical care. They infest millions of acres in urban, agricultural, wildlife, recreational and industrial […]