Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Parasite vs. invader: New endoparasitoid wasp can save the Dominican Republic economy


Date:  September 8, 2015

Source:  Pensoft Publishers

Summary:  While biocontrol agents come in different shapes, often taking a lot of time for scientists to develop, natural ones seem to be the better option. Now biologists have discovered a new parasitoid wasp species in the Dominican Republic, which turns out to be the worst natural enemy of a widely spread invasive pest corrupting the essential pigeon pea crops.

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