Tap the Vein that Bleeds

May 30th, 2010 by Francis Martin Leave a reply »

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The Colorful Secret Of The Pea Aphid: To illustrate Moran & Jarvik’s study demonstrating an ancestral transfer of genes involved in carotenoid biosynthesis between fungus and aphids, I have taken this photo of aphids feeding on a Salix leaf.

Moran & Jarvik(2010) Lateral Transfer of Genes from Fungi Underlies Carotenoid Production in Aphids. Science 328, 624 – 627

“Bite the hand that feed/Tap the vein that bleeds” Post Blue – Meds: Placebo.

Photo: © F Martin

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