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Popular Science: A New Way To Make Resistant Plants

posted Dec 8, 2015, 7:55 AM by TheHeLab .org

Recent work published in PNAS has been featured in an article in Popular Science Magazine:

A New Way To Make Resistant Plants
A proof-of-concept experiment could lead to super-resistant crops

"Plants have to deal with a lot of threats, from insects that want to munch them to bacteria that would like to infect them. It’s tough to put up a defense to multiple attacks at once, all while maintaining the energy to grow.

But researchers at Michigan State University may have figured out a way to help plants withstand attacks by both insects and certain pathogens simultaneously."  Read more