News tagged with plant pathogens

How pathogens hijack host plants

Infestation by bacteria and other pathogens result in global crop losses of over $500 billion annually. A research team led by the Carnegie Institution's Department of Plant Biology developed a novel trick for identifying ...

dateNov 24, 2010 in Cell & Microbiology
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Nanotechnology: A dead end for plant cells?

Using particles that are 1/100,000 the width of a human hair to deliver drugs to cells or assist plants in fighting off pests may sound like something out of a science fiction movie, but these scenarios may be a common occurrence ...

dateNov 16, 2010 in Bio & Medicine
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New defenses deployed against plant diseases

An international team led by scientists at the Sainsbury Laboratory in Norwich, UK, have transferred broad spectrum resistance against some important plant diseases across different plant families. This breakthrough ...

dateMar 14, 2010 in Biotechnology
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ARS Plant Collections Help Safeguard Crops

(PhysOrg.com) -- In the months ahead, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists plan to collect walnuts from Kyrgyzstan, grasses from Russia, and carrots and sunflowers from fields across the Southeastern ...

dateJan 06, 2010 in Other
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Potato blight plight looks promising for food security

Over 160 years since potato blight wreaked havoc in Ireland and other northern European countries, scientists funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) finally have the blight-causing pathogen ...

dateAug 10, 2009 in Other
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