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Biological Control

While Yu’s research concerns itself with insect immunities, it may also help uncover insect vulnerability. “We use insecticides to kill pest insects, but the problem with using insecticides is pollution,” he explains. “The better way would be to use what we call biological control, and in this case we do need to understand how insect immune systems respond to the biological reagents.”

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Xiao-Qiang Yu
Associate Professor, Biology
UM Kansas City

By Christina Andrade