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Fungal bioinsecticide with a sting

A fungus engineered to express a scorpion toxin may prove useful in combating insect pests.

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Figure 1: Mode of action of a genetically modified entomopathogenic fungus and the consequences for managing insect pests.

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Thomas, M., Read, A. Fungal bioinsecticide with a sting. Nat Biotechnol 25, 1367–1368 (2007). https://doi.org/10.1038/nbt1207-1367

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