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CRISPR could stop destructive whiteflies from infecting food crops with viral pathogens

Sara LaJeunesse | 
Whiteflies are among the most important agricultural pests in the world, yet they have been difficult to genetically manipulate and ...
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CRISPR could help immunize Africa’s staple crop sorghum against destructive witchweed parasite

Gail McCormick | 
Sorghum crops in areas where the agricultural parasite striga, also known as witchweed, is common are more likely to have ...
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AI-powered smartphone app helps safeguard African staple crops against climate change

A new artificial intelligence (AI) tool available for free in a smartphone app can predict near-term crop productivity for farmers ...

Gene silencing could ‘fool’ plants into surviving harsh environments

Jeff Mulhollem | 
By temporarily silencing the expression of a critical gene, researchers fooled soybean plants into sensing they were under siege, encountering ...
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CRISPR chocolate? Gene editing boosts cacao trees’ disease resistance

Chuck Gill | 
Use of the powerful gene-editing tool CRISPR-Cas9 could help to breed cacao trees that exhibit desirable traits such as enhanced ...
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GMO rescue of American chestnut tree may take longer than anticipated

Jeff Mulhollem | 
The nearly century-old effort to employ selective breeding to rescue the American chestnut, which has been rendered functionally extinct by ...
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Honey bee defenses could be strengthened through genes linked to stress resilience

Sara LaJeunesse | 
A core set of genes involved in the responses of honey bees to multiple diseases caused by viruses and parasites ...
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Widely-held belief that food production must double by 2050 to feed growing population ‘not supported by data’

"Food production must double by 2050 to feed the world's growing population." This truism has been repeated so often in ...
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