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Chemist helps beef up bees’ defense against destructive mites

thumbnail imageBy Susan Gawlowicz

A serendipitous project RIT professor Massoud “Matt” Miri began last year while on sabbatical could help protect honeybees and the pollination of commercial crops 
valued at an estimated $15 billion.

Miri, a polymer chemist, collaborated with plant physiologist Gregory Glenn and food technologist Artur Klamczynski at the U.S. Department of Agriculture Western Research Center in Albany, Calif., to enhance the honeybee’s natural ... (more)