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  • Caterpillar, fungus in cahoots to threaten fruit, nut crops, study finds

    The navel orangeworm caterpillar works with a fungus to overcome plant chemical defenses, a new study finds.

    The navel orangeworm caterpillar works with a fungus to overcome plant chemical defenses, a new study finds.

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  • Editor’s notes:

    To reach May Berenbaum, call 217-333-7784; email maybe@illinois.edu.

    To reach Daniel Bush, call 618-917-2982; email dsbush2@illinois.edu.

    The paper “Accelerated development and toxin tolerance of the navel orangeworm Amyelois transitella (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) in the presence of Aspergillus flavus” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau.

    DOI: 10.1007/s10886-018-1027-0