Sept. 1995 - Article in The Scientist
|The Scientist 9:13, Sep. 18, 1995|
Beyond the Fruit Fly
By Karen Young Kreeger
Of all the animal species described thus far by scientists, insects account for nearly five-sixths. Nearly 1 million are already identified, with taxonomists estimating another 1 million to go. Despite their ubiquity on Earth, the study of insects has only recently been married to the explosion of molecular biological tools that have come on the scene in the last 15 years.