Contact: A'ndrea Elyse Messer
Caption: Brown marmorated stink bugs have caused millions in crop losses across the United States as a result of the damage their saliva does to plant tissues during feeding. Researchers at Penn State have developed methods for extracting the saliva of these insects and have identified the major protein components of this saliva.
Credit: Nick Sloff, Penn State
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