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Tomato plants kill their own cells to fight infection

Lauren Quinn | 
When a plant senses an invading pathogen, it [can sacrifice] host cells to the pathogen. This is a tightly controlled ...
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Bacterial leaf streak disease can slash corn yields 20%—will science stop it?

Bacterial leaf streak, a foliar disease in corn, has only been in the United States for a handful of years, ...
New Superweeds now resist Monsantos Roundup

Could gene drive technology eradicate glyphosate-resistant weeds?

Waterhemp and Palmer amaranth, two aggressive weeds that threaten the food supply in North America, are increasingly hard to kill ...

Breeding disease-resistant sugarcane now a possibility with unlocking of sugarcane genome

For centuries, sugarcane has supplied human societies with alcohol, biofuel, building and weaving materials, and the world's most relied-upon source ...
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Genetically modified weeds could usher in new era of ‘genetic control’

Lauren Quinn | 
The USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture has announced a $500,000 grant to University of Illinois researchers in the ...
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Genetic predisposition to high triglycerides can be mitigated with healthy BMI, diet

Triglycerides, a type of fat in the blood, are important for good health. But having high triglycerides might increase a ...
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New generation GMO soybeans: How genetic tweaking might offset detrimental impact of rising temperatures

Published in the Journal of Experimental Botany, this study found the modified crop yielded more when subjected to both increased ...
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GMO sugarcane: Dual-purpose bioenergy crop produces oil for biodiesel, more sugar for ethanol

A multi-institutional team led by the University of Illinois have proven sugarcane can be genetically engineered to produce oil in ...
Study challenges belief that milkweed is sole cause of monarch butterfly declines

Study challenges belief that milkweed is sole cause of monarch butterfly declines

Diana Yates | 
Steep declines in the number of monarch butterflies reaching their wintering grounds in Mexico are not fully explained by fewer ...

GMO corn no more susceptible to Goss’s wilt disease than non-GMO corn

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Transgenic crops expressing resistance ...