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Sap-sucking bugs manipulate their host plants' metabolism for their own benefit: Study shows Tupiocoris notatus bugs copy plant hormones and inject them into tobacco leaves to potentially increase nutrient content

Sap-sucking bugs manipulate their host plants' metabolism for their own benefit: Study shows Tupiocoris notatus bugs copy plant hormones and inject them into tobacco leaves to potentially increase nutrient content

Researchers have shown for the first time that free-living, sap-sucking bugs can manipulate the metabolism of their host plants to create stable, nutritious feeding sites.

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