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Science Advances  06 May 2020:
Vol. 6, no. 19, eaba1070
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aba1070

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vol. 6 no. 19

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  • Received for publication November 5, 2019
  • Accepted for publication February 18, 2020
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  1. Kumar Saurabh Singh1,*,
  2. Bartlomiej J. Troczka1,*,
  3. Ana Duarte1,*,
  4. Vasileia Balabanidou2,
  5. Nasser Trissi1,
  6. Leonela Z. Carabajal Paladino3,,
  7. Petr Nguyen3,4,
  8. Christoph T. Zimmer1,,
  9. Kyriaki M. Papapostolou2,
  10. Emma Randall1,
  11. Bettina Lueke5,
  12. Frantisek Marec3,
  13. Emanuele Mazzoni6,
  14. Martin S. Williamson7,
  15. Alex Hayward1,
  16. Ralf Nauen5,
  17. John Vontas2,8 and
  18. Chris Bass1,§
  1. 1College of Life and Environmental Sciences, Biosciences, University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, Penryn, Cornwall, UK.
  2. 2Institute of Molecular Biology & Biotechnology, Foundation for Research & Technology Hellas, Crete, Greece.
  3. 3Biology Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Institute of Entomology, 370 05 České Budějovice, Czech Republic.
  4. 4University of South Bohemia, Faculty of Science, 370 05 České Budějovice, Czech Republic.
  5. 5Bayer AG, Crop Science Division, R&D, Alfred Nobel-Strasse 50, 40789 Monheim, Germany.
  6. 6Department of Sustainable Crop Production, Section Sustainable Crop and Food Protection, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Piacenza, Italy.
  7. 7Department of Biointeractions and Crop Protection, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, UK.
  8. 8Department of Crop Science, Agricultural University of Athens, Athens, Greece.
  1. §Corresponding author. Email: c.bass{at}
  • * These authors contributed equally to this work.

  • Present address: The Pirbright Institute, Woking GU24 0NF, Surrey, UK.

  • Present address: Syngenta Crop Protection, Werk Stein, Schaffhauserstrasse, Stein CH4332, Switzerland.


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