March 3, 2024

Whitefly: With gene stealing of the superbug

Whitefly: With gene stealing of the superbug

The whitefly has acquired a gene from plants that makes plant antibodies harmless. This was reported by a team led by Youjun Zhang of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences in Beijing In the magazine “Cell”. This is the first time ever that a case has been discovered in which an insect takes genes from a plant.