First experimental evidence for speedy adaptation to pesticides by worm species

Thursday, December 18, 2008 - 09:56 in Biology & Nature

Scientists at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia (IGC) and the Faculty of Science of the University of Lisbon, in Portugal, have shown that populations of the worm Caenhorabditis elegans become resistance to pesticides in 20 generations, that is, in only 80 days.

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