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Researchers team up with viruses to evolve a better insecticide

Researchers team up with viruses to evolve a better insecticide Under selective pressure, like an insect being exposed to pesticides, life does what it does best: figure out how to persist through adversity.The Bt endotoxin does its work by binding to cell surface proteins in the insect’s gut, which opens pores that ultimately kill the cells.