Researchers investigate the role of flies in pollination of crops in China. Scientists investigate the role of flies in pollination of crops in China.
A team of researchers has discovered that fly larvae consume plant proteins in a surprising way.
The researchers from Hong Kong, Switzerland, and Japan have used DNA from insects to examine how the plants they eat will respond to chemicals that are present in the air. The insects were able to identify and kill insects that were feeding on the proteins.
The result appears in a recent issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
“You can actually see the seeds of the plants,” said lead author Dr. Jin-Ching Sun, the director of the department of insect physiology and immunology at the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Center for Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.
The researchers, led by University of Hong Kong professor of entomology and one of the lead authors of the study, are studying the interactions between a variety of plants with various levels of protein content. The proteins, which are used to produce a variety of enzymes and regulate the production of different forms of food, may play a role in plant disease.
Dr. Sun and his colleagues spent years studying how insects interact with plant proteins and then made an attempt to study the way that other plants interact with insects. Using a technique called bioinformatic analysis, the researchers compared protein structure of diff코인 카지노erent insect proteins with those of plants, as well as with plant proteins from other groups of plants.
They examined more than 100 insect proteins.
“We observed that, surprisingly, the prote코인 카지노ins we had first seen in insects actually mimic those we had discovered in plants,” said Dr. Sun.
The result is that they discovered that the plant proteins that were fed to the flies, were more similar to those that plant proteins that were eaten by the flies, and the difference in pro인터넷 카지노tein structure actually appeared to be caused by how insects were responding to them.
“What we did was we took the proteins that we found in insects and in other plants and we matched them against insect proteins in nature,” Dr. Sun said. “We found that what is happening in insects is the same thing as what is happening in plants.”
Insects are important pollinators for crops because they feed on insects that pollinate plants. The insects then are able to move on to other plants because they can reach new areas and do better in the process, which allows plants to take greater advantage of these beneficial insects.
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