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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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For years, ARS scientists have been trying to unlock the secrets to insecticidal compounds found naturally in wild tobacco plants. They eventually determined that sugar esters were the key. Recently, they’ve patented two new synthetic sugar esters that may eventually be marketed.

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Last Modified: 8/13/2016
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