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Hidden Layer of the Virus Genome: A Target for Resistance

Jeremy Thompson and colleagues at Cornell University in the U.S. are working to uncover genetic targets in plants that interact with specific structures buried within the RNA of viral genomes to allow viruses to replicate and cause disease in food crops. Identifying these host molecules and mechanisms can provide the basis for modifications in plant breeding strategies to combat plant viruses in important crop plants.

More information about Protect Crop Plants from Biotic Stresses from Field to Market (Round 9)

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