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The Mealybug Needs Its Nested Bacterial Helpers to Turn Plant Sap into Usable Nutrients

Caption: The mealybug needs its nested bacterial helpers to turn plant sap into usable nutrients.

Credit: CREDIT: Husnik et al. (2013), Cell 153(7). Photo by Alex Wild (http://alexanderwild.com), courtesy of John McCutcheon.

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