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Transgenics and Immune Systems

Studies of insect immune systems can lead to solutions in other fields—for example, in plant genetics. If Yu can identify genes lethal to a pest insect, researchers could use these genes in transgenic plants to kill the pest.

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Xiao-Qiang Yu
Associate Professor, Biology
UM Kansas City

By Christina Andrade