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Insect Taste Buds Target Of Control Method
... insects generally have four taste buds with four hairs
per taste bud, or about 16 neurons," says Mullin. "Corn rootworm beetles have slightly more neurons." The Penn State scientist is looking for a chemical that so overwhelms the taste bud neurons that they shut down, and because there are so few ...
Hultgren Receives Prestigious Eli Lilly Award
...r protein, called an usher, extrudesadhesin-tipped hairs
onto the cell surface. Before these studies, little wasknown about how bacteria transport proteins to their surface, wheredisease-causing factors typically are displayed. By removing the usher gene and turning up the FimH gene, Hultgrenprodu...
Biological Clocks No Longer Found Only In The Brain
...y conspicuous in chemosensory cells at the base of hairs
on the legs and wings and on the antennae and proboscis. These clocks also ebbed and flowed autonomously in response to light, suggesting that circadian rhythms likely regulate a fruit fly's sense of smell, much as they influence light and p...
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