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Battling bubbles: How plants protect themselves from killer fungus


May 17, 2018

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In the battle between plants and pathogens, molecules called small RNAs (sRNAs) are coveted weapons used by both invaders and defenders. In a paper published May 17 in the journal Science, researchers at the University of California, Riverside, report how plants package and deliver the sRNAs they use to fight back against plant pathogens. The study focused on Botrytis cinerea, a fungus that causes a gray mold disease.Full Story

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