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A bacterial gene discovered in the genome of the coffee berry borer beetle, a major pest, seems to allow the beetle to occupy a unique ecological niche and feed exclusively on coffee beans. The finding, published online this week in Proceedings of th
 
Bacterial gene helps coffee beetle get its fix
Rare example of gene transfer that provides clear evolutionary benefit.

http://nature.com/news/bacterial-gen...ts-fix-1.10116


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