Sorghum’s Built-In Insect Defense System – Future Pesticide? Apr 5, 2019

🕔Apr 5, 2019Compounds produced by sorghum plants to defend against insect feeding could be isolated, synthesized and used as a targeted, nontoxic insect deterrent, according to researchers who studied plant-insect interactions that […]

Corn: Mutant Red Pigments May Have Plant Breeding Implications Jan 18, 2019

🕔Jan 18, 2019In discovering a mutant gene that “turns on” another gene responsible for the red pigments sometimes seen in corn, researchers solved an almost six-decades-old mystery with a finding that may […]

‘Scaring’ Soybeans into Defensive Mode Yields Stronger Seeds – Study Nov 13, 2018

🕔Nov 13, 2018By temporarily silencing the expression of a critical gene, researchers fooled soybean plants into sensing they were under siege, encountering a wide range of stresses. Then, after selectively cross breeding […]

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