Wolbachia bacteria

Too much of a good thing: Extra genes make bacteria lethal

In a new study published in the latest edition of the scientific journal PLOS Biology*, a research team from Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia (IGC; Portugal)…

Infected butterflies lead geneticists up the garden path. UFZ researchers illustrate the weaknesses of DNA barcoding

An international team of researchers led by the Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research (UFZ) has brought out an article in the open-access journal PLOS…

Genome of parasitic wasps released

When fully grown they have a diminutive size of only 1-2 mm: the “Nasonia” wasps. But great hopes are drawn from them. Nasonia are parasitic insects infesting…

Malaria Researchers Identify New Mosquito Virus

According to the researchers, the discovered virus could one day be used to pass on new genetic information to An. gambiae mosquitoes as part of a strategy to…