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Contact: Daniel Stolte
University of Arizona

Pink Bollworm Larva

Caption: A pink bollworm caterpillar emerges after devouring the seeds within a cotton boll. This devastating pest quickly evolved resistance to genetically modified cotton in India, but not in the southwestern United States where a coordinated resistance management program has been in place since the biotech crop was introduced in 1996.

Credit: Alex Yelich, The University of Arizona

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