Method to Create Disease-resistant Plants

William Baumgartner, Oard, Svetlana, Enright, Frederick M.  |  1/9/2010 3:54:08 AM

LSU AgCenter scientists have invented a new method to increase the disease and fungal resistance in plants and crops. This process genetically modifies plants to produce and accumulate more antimicrobial peptides, which give a broad resistance to pathogens. This reduces the need for constant monitoring and treatment for plant- and crop-related diseases.
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