Before you bite into that beautiful tomato in your garden, the tomato fruitworm, or the Colorado potato beetle, might have beat you to it.

At the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), researchers explained how microbes inside the gut of insects turn off the ability of the plant to defend itself against chewing insects. New science suggests microbes could also be used to turn those defenses back on—a potential solution to a major pest problem.
Tomato fruitworm on tomato..
The Pests & the Plants They Eat

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