News tagged with blight

Can CRISPR feed the world?

As the world's population rises, scientists want to edit the genes of potatoes and wheat to help them fight plant diseases that cause famine.

dateMay 18, 2017 in Biotechnology
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Seagrass restoration threatened by fungi

Dutch biologists have discovered that seagrass seed is killed by waterborne fungi that are related to the well-known potato blight. These fungi, which have not previously been found in seawater, hinder seed germination and ...

dateAug 24, 2016 in Ecology
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The potato disease that changed the world

Michael David Martin specializes in analyzing genetic material. He works surrounded by envelopes with plants and pictures of speckled leaves that he is studying at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology's (NTNU) ...

dateJun 02, 2016 in Biotechnology
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