‘Gene-silencing’ technique is a game-changer for crop protection

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/01/170111093430.htm

Ground-breaking research based on nanotechnology promises to help conquer the greatest threat to global food crops – pests and diseases in plants, report scientists who have developed a non-toxic, degradable spray which is capable of disabling specific genes in plant. ‘BioClay’ spray protects plants from disease-causing pathogens without altering their DNA, they report.

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