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Plant pest destruction goes viral

Fusion of a viral coat protein to an insect-specific neurotoxin delivers the molecule into aphids where it is insecticidal.

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Figure 1: Aphids feeding on a transgenic plant expressing a luteovirid coat protein–insect neurotoxin fusion protein (purple ovals).

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Whitfield, A., Rotenberg, D. & German, T. Plant pest destruction goes viral. Nat Biotechnol 32, 65–66 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1038/nbt.2787

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