Supermoth takes flight

 作者:荀绳啥     |      日期:2019-03-07 07:01:01
A genetically engineered moth may get its first taste of the outdoors this summer. The Pectinophora gossypiella moths are the adult form of the pink bollworm, a major cotton pest in the American Southwest. The modified version carries a marker gene for a protein that fluoresces under ultraviolet light. If the US Department of Agriculture agrees, the moths will be sterilised and released for more study into double cages in a facility near Phoenix, Arizona. John J. Peloquin of the University of California, Riverside,