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University of Arizona

Adult Diamondback Moth

Caption: The diamondback moth (Plutella xylostella), one of the world's most destructive vegetable pests, has evolved resistance to native Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis) toxins, but it can be killed with genetically modified Bt toxins.

Credit: Marshall Johnson, University of California, Riverside

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