New, Fast DNA Method Spots Pesticide-Resistant Ticks

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In its effort to keep cattle fever ticks from escaping quarantine in five counties along the southern Texas border, researchers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture have developed an overnight DNA test that can detect ticks’ genetic indicators of resistance to permethrin, a common pesticide used to manage ticks.

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