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RNAi of the Rate Limiting Aflatoxin Biosynthesis Steps

Amos Alakonya of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in Kenya will create transgenic maize with RNA interfering constructs targeting key aflatoxin and sterigmatocystin biosynthesis enzymes. The goal is to prevent synthesis of these toxins by Aspergillus fungi.

More information about Protect Crop Plants from Biotic Stresses from Field to Market (Round 8)

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