Texas A&M AgriLife researchers digging into disease resistance in plants

May 2, 2016 |

In Texas, scientists at Texas A&M AgriLife are studying the virtual tug-of-war that takes place when a pathogen attacks a plant, research that could unlock new ways to improve plants by making them more disease-resistant. With almost $500,000 from the USDA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative over three years, the researchers say the study will help to reduce crop losses in order to achieve food and fuel needs in the future. Less water and fertilizer inputs are seen as major benefits to these reduced losses as well.

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