Channeling the power of scorpion venom

Ester Inbar via Wikimedia Commons

Scorpions, cockroaches and clawed frogs may sound like ingredients in an ancient recipe for witches’ brew. But bringing these animals together in a series of experiments has uncovered a new understanding of a more mundane problem: pesticide resistance in insects. The results of this recent study may help scientists to develop better pesticides—no spell book required.

Lab Anim. (NY) 40, 166 (2011).
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