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Bacterial gene helps coffee beetle get its fix

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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 the National Academy of Sciences, is a rare example of a bacteria-to-animal gene transfer with an obvious benefit to the animal.

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