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New Gene Could Lead to Better Bug-resistant Plants


September 17, 2012

the discovery of a new gene The discovery of a new gene could lead to better bug-resistant plants. Research led by Michigan State University and appearing on the cover of this week's Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, demonstrates that domestic tomatoes could re-learn a thing or two from their wild cousins. Full Story

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