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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Mediterranean white and conical snails will serve as test subjects in a pilot study that may lead to the adoption of gene-silencing technology for crop pest-control applications... Dubbed "daughterless technology", the strategy involves constructing a molecular switch that can turn off female development, creating male-only populations... Existing controls have proved only partially successful and involve practices that are increasingly unacceptable to growers, because they either promote soil erosion (such as stubble burning) or cause chemical contamination (pesticides)...
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