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Contact: Ian T. Baldwin
Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology

Tobacco Hornworm

Caption: Nicotine-resistant larvae of the Tobacco hornworm Manduca sexta have become a new tool for investigating unknown gene functions in Lepidoptera thanks to a novel RNAi-based procedure.

Credit: Courtesy of Jan-Peter Kasper, Germany

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