Gene Editing Creates Plants Resistant to Pathogens

April 03, 2017 04:58 AM
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Cereals such as wheat and barley are important food plants, grown almost everywhere in the world. But they are susceptible to diseases and one of the most damaging is a fungal pathogen that causes the dreaded "wheat head blight" or "wheat scab." Using modern gene editing technique scientists have discovered a new and effective way to fight the disease.