Cross Kingdom Conflicts on a Beetle's Back

Thursday, October 2, 2008 - 13:21 in Biology & Nature

There's far more to a pine beetle's back than a hard black shell. Researchers have found that these tiny creatures--responsible for rampant and widespread forest destruction--carry on their backs battling species of fungi, plus a powerful antibiotic molecule that can destroy pathogenic fungi--something that no current medications have achieved.

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