Tuesday, July 6, 2010

ARS update

As I am on the ARS listserv I just thought that I would share a few interesting agricultural research updates which came my way today.

First is research related to pear bugs and their pheromones that they release. Interesting to me is all of the studying related to ways to prevent use of pesticides on fruits. Good luck to the researchers on this!

Second is research on how virgin olive oil changes the activity of genes in humans. This modification of gene expression is something that must be a pain to research, but it absolutely fascinating to read about.

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