Rewiring plant defense genes to reduce crop waste

Published: 20/06/2018
Rewiring plant defense genes to reduce crop waste
Source: WWW.SCIENCEDAILY.COM

Plants could be genetically rewired to better resist disease, helping safeguard crop yields worldwide according to new research. Defensive feedback control system developed enables plants to strengthen their defenses to withstand attack by re-wiring existing gene connections. The system uses same approach as aircraft autopilots use to counteract turbulence.

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