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Modified Crops Reveal Hidden Cost of Resistance


October 26, 2009

cucumber beetles on squash flower Genetically modified squash plants that are resistant to a debilitating viral disease become more vulnerable to a fatal bacterial infection, according to biologists. Full Story

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