The DNA Of Hundreds Of Insect Species Is In Your Tea

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As insects interact with plants, they leave behind tiny DNA fragments, kind of like a marker saying “Hey, I was here!” In the least processed plant products (like tea leaves), these DNA fragments can tell us the story of the insects from the area the plant originated from. Scientists are hoping to use this to track insect populations over time. Finding the DNA of pests in dried plants could be a useful way to find out when insects move into a new area, but before they become a big problem. Read full article here

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