We need vaccines to protect our food crops, too

January 12th, 2021

WEB Farms.com, Other, 11/01/2021, Diana Horvath
In the case of SARS-Cov-2, virus particles highjack human cells and trick them into becoming virus factories, establishing an infection (leading to Coronavirus Disease 2019, COVID-19) before the human host mounts an immune response. Plants are also sickened by viruses and other pathogens, with fungi and oomycetes (also known as water molds ) being the most damaging. […] The research team, led by Australia’s national science agency CSIRO, used novel genetic technologies to insert a “stack” of five rust resistance genes into a single location in the genome of a common wheat variety.

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