Are viruses living organisms? A Researcher’s point of view
The quandary of the ontological status of the virus is not new. Despite its simple appearance, it shapes the complex question of our relationship with living organisms. Thierry Candresse, researcher at INRA,and Jean Michel Lett, CIRAD virologist and Alexander Bryun, doctor of virology, give us their views on the subject. Are viruses living organisms?
The battle against fruit flies continues in the Comoros
The fruit fly Bactrocera invadens (or dorsalis) was detected in 2005 in the Comoros archipelago and poses a considerable threat to fruit crops there. To control this pest, a biological control program was launched in 2013. This program, part of the thesis of entomologist Issa Mze Hassani, will examine the behavior of species of fruit flies in order to prepare for the introduction of one of its natural enemies, the tiny wasp Fopius arisanus.
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