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Image Number D496-82

The Mexican bean beetle, Epilachna varivestis (6-7 millimeters long), is used by scientists at Wooster to help identify soybeans that resist it and other bean leaf beetles. Resistance can help prevent beetles from inoculating the plant with bean pod mottle virus.

Photo by Stephen Ausmus.



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Last Modified: 5/26/2006
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