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Wheat's ancient roots of viral resistance uncovered

The DNA sequence of a gene in wheat responsible for resisting a devastating virus has been discovered, providing vital clues for managing more resistant crops and maintaining a healthy food supply.

Scientists show how Acetobacterium helps break down butadiene

1,3-butadiene (BD) is widely used in the production of rubber, thermoplastic resins and nylon. Long-term exposure to BD-contaminated environments can cause eye pain, blurred vision, coughing and drowsiness, and increase the ...