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Scientists Use Sex-Crazed Bugs As Pesticide

March 19th, 2010 03:41 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

ByronScott writes “In today’s ‘gross news’ category, some female insects just might be getting lucky. As an alternative to toxic pesticides, scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have created ‘super-sexed’ sterilized male leafhoppers to knock bug boots with females in the wild, resulting in decreased populations. Yes, that means that the female bugs will miss out on the joys of motherhood, but the idea that the insects will be having some fun instead of being gassed to death by poisons is pretty cool.”

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