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Researchers sequence bedbug genome, find unique features

Multiple mechanisms for resisting pesticides and mitigating the effects of rough sexual insemination practices are just a few of the key findings from the completed genetic blueprint of the bedbug – the parasitic pest that has experienced a global resurgence during the past two decades.

Cimex lectularius
Researchers analyzes the genetic blueprint of the common bedbug Cimex lectularius.
Credit: Benoit Guenard