Popular Science: A New Way To Make Resistant Plants

Post date: Dec 8, 2015 3:55:38 PM

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