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    Illinois Natural History Survey insect behaviorist Joseph Spencer, left, former crop sciences professor Manfredo Seufferheld, entomology professor Barry Pittendrigh and their colleagues found that different Western corn rootworm populations respond differently to RNAi technology.

    Illinois Natural History Survey insect behaviorist Joseph Spencer, left, former crop sciences professor Manfredo Seufferheld, entomology professor Barry Pittendrigh and their colleagues found that different Western corn rootworm populations respond differently to RNAi technology.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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      Illinois Natural History Survey insect behaviorist Joseph Spencer, left, former crop sciences professor Manfredo Seufferheld, entomology professor Barry Pittendrigh and their colleagues found that different Western corn rootworm populations respond differently to RNAi technology.

      Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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  • To reach Manfredo Seufferheld, email mseufferheld@gmail.com; Barry Pittendrigh: pittendr@illinois.edu; Joseph Spencer: 217-244-6851; spencer1@illinois.edu. The paper, “Differential Effects of RNAi Treatments on Field Populati of the Western Corn Rootworm,” is available online or from the U. of I. News Bureau.