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Friday, May 30, 2014

Science by Email | Perfumes for pests

Science by Email | Perfumes for pests: "News: Perfumes for pests    
   

Cross-species communication between citrus plants, bacteria, jumping plant lice and wasps begins with a fresh, minty smell.
 
Jumping plant lice, Diaphorina citri, are small insects that eat the sap of citrus trees like oranges and lemons. As they suck on tree blood, the plants produce the minty smell of wintergreen oil.
 "  Read the whole article to find out why this is a problem!



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