tomato forks x

Tomato plants kill their own cells to fight infection

When a plant senses an invading pathogen, it [can sacrifice] host cells to the pathogen. This is a tightly controlled ...
pm

GMO plants produce antibiotic to fight off deadly bacterial infection—without harming environment

Scientists from the University of Glasgow have discovered a safe and novel method that can safeguard important crops from the ...
peach potato aphid c design pics inc rex shutterstock rexfeatures a

Molecular-level insight into virus transmission could help cut $30 billion in annual crop damage

For the first-time we can take a molecular-level look at one of the world's deadliest crop killers. The Luteoviridae are ...
Screen Shot at PM

Gene silencing immunizes valuable food crops against deadly plant diseases

The defense of crops from new pathogens and parasites is one of the main challenges that the agriculture sector is ...
img

Podcast: The story of a grape disease that decimated vineyards for 200 years—and how science helped stop it

When Europeans began to colonize North America 400 plus years ago, they brought along the crops they knew how to ...
wheat

DNA sequencing technique spots wheat pathogens, and diseases-fighting microbes to stop them

Plant diseases, especially those caused by fungal pathogens, jeopardize global crop biosecurity and preventing them requires rapid detection and identification ...
picture of plant in the test tube

Crops engineered to destroy infected cells could fight off deadly diseases

Hiding inside each plant cell, protein complexes encoded by disease resistance genes are like sleeping armies, waking up and activating ...