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UK scientists identify important biological marker; could improve efficiency of insect pest control

By Katie Pratt University of Kentucky A University of Kentucky research team led by entomologist Subba Reddy Palli discovered a protein that plays a critical role in the effectiveness of RNA interference in beetles. This finding could improve the efficiency of this pest control technology and help manage resistance. RNA interference, RNAi, is a process in which RNA molecules constrain gene expression....

UK Ag professors named fellows of American Association for the Advancement of Science

By Katie Pratt Special to KyForward Arthur Hunt and Subba Reddy Palli, professors in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, are among the newest Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society. Association members elect Fellows for their distinguished efforts to advance science or its application....