Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Link: Wolbachia Hijack Leaves and Offspring Sex

This is about a moth larva that has bacteria that keeps leaves green during the fall so it can eat them fresh:

This is more about the bacteria Wolbachia that causes this.  Super common bacteria and is involved in other freaky stuff like turning males into females so that they get passed  on into the next generation (since they won't get into sperm, only eggs).  Awesome!  

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