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SCIENCE AUSTRALIA GENE
RTRD43 
July 10, 2003 
Max Moulds, collection manager of the Entomolgy Department of the
Australian Museum, holds five vinegar... 
Sydney, Australia 
COLLECTION MANAGER MAX MOULDS HOLDS VINEGAR FLY SPECIMENS IN SYDNEY. 
Max Moulds, collection manager of the Entomolgy Department of the
Australian Museum, holds five vinegar fly specimens from the museum's
insect collection in Sydney July 10, 2003. A gene discovered in the fly
is so resistant to pesticides it could pose a threat to the entire
insect control industry and to global agriculture. Australian
scientists have found that the gene is resistant to a range of
pesticides, including the banned but powerful DDT, by producing up to
100 times more the normal level of proteins required to break the
chemicals down. Tests conducted around the world in recent months
including Japan, Canada and the United States, have shown the same
levels of resistance in such flies around the world. REUTERS/David
Gray

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