Whiteflies have acquired dozens of genes from plants they eat

A major crop pest has 50 genes that appear to originate from plants, and it might use them to detoxify plants’ chemical defences Life 27 January 2022 By Jake Buehler Silverleaf whiteflies (Bemisia tabaci) Nigel Cattlin / Alamy Whiteflies appear to have taken the saying “you are what you eat” somewhat literally. New research suggests … Read more