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Aphid

(Science: zoology) One of the genus Aphis; an aphidian. They are small insects that suck the juices of plants. Some genera are asterochiton, eriosoma, and phylloxera.


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Re: Solving World Hunger with Aphid Farms

Another strength of using aphids as opposed to other insects, is that many aphids only can eat their host plant, meaning that the chances for environmental contamination from foreign species can be completely avoided, which is a major drawback to using insects to fight world hunger.

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by erialsneider
Sun Nov 03, 2013 1:54 pm
 
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Topic: Solving World Hunger with Aphid Farms
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Re: Solving World Hunger with Aphid Farms

But so you aren’t just taking my word for it, according to backyardnature.net, “Each of the many aphid species has its own life cycle, but there are some features uniting nearly all of them. One feature most species share is that they are incredibly prolific. Wingless adult ...

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by erialsneider
Sun Nov 03, 2013 12:13 pm
 
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Solving World Hunger with Aphid Farms

... countries(algae), or simply don’t produce enough food for the space they take up(flies). An overlooked source of protein, carbs and amino acids, aphids, or plant lice, are a potentially unparalleled food source. It was once said that if the offspring of ONE female aphid survive the summer, there ...

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by erialsneider
Sun Nov 03, 2013 12:13 pm
 
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Topic: Solving World Hunger with Aphid Farms
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Personality

... point: There is evidence to suggest there are different personality traits in genetically identical organisms such as in certain life stages of aphid. How much do people think experience contributes to what we would define as a personality?

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by fumpledrumpskin
Sun Sep 15, 2013 2:06 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Personality
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Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... roundworm. This project has revealed our genome to contain only about 23,000 But that is not all. Recently researchers have found that a pea aphid has about 34,600 genes and better still, that the water flea has 39,000 genes. How does Darwinian theory explain this? The relation you hold here ...

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by awkko808
Fri Dec 23, 2011 1:36 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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