Scientists are gearing up to sequence the genomes of 5,000 insects and other arthropods, and what they uncover could change how the industry controls structural pests. The five-year, $15 million international effort, know as the i5k Initiative, has been called the Manhattan Project of entomology. The data will help researchers better understand how to sustain organisms like honey bees and target vulnerabilities in pests. This eventually may help scientists address pesticide resistance or lead to pest specific gene silencing technology like current mating disruptions that prevent male gypsy moths from finding females. PCTonline/insect research. For more information please visit:

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