Nasty Virus Makes Crickets Sterile, but Horny

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  Scientists have identified a sexually-transmitted virus that makes male and female crickets functionally sterile — then it encourages sexual encounters, and keeps them wanting more. Researchers call it a “viral aphrodisiac,” but really, IIV-6/CrIV is just plain messed up.    When their Gryllus texensis crickets stopped laying eggs, a Dalhousie University team led by Shelley Adamo used […]

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