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  • Team nebulizes aphids to knock down gene expression

    The soybean aphid is tiny, about the size of a pollen grain, but an infestation can cause soybean losses of up to 40 percent, studies reveal.

    The soybean aphid is tiny, about the size of a pollen grain, but an infestation can cause soybean losses of up to 40 percent, studies reveal.

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  • Editor’s notes:
    To reach Allison Hansen, call 217-244-5889; email akh@illinois.edu
    To reach Margaret Thairu, email thairu2@illinois.edu

    The paper “Efficacy of RNA interference knockdown using aerosolized short interfering RNAs bound to nanoparticles in three diverse aphid species” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau.
    DOI: 10.1111/imb.12301