WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- A Purdue University researcher has discovered that a natural plant toxin can stop invading fungi by turning a fungus's protein production system against itself. The findings, will be announced Monday (9/6) by horticulture Professor Ray Bressan at the meeting of the Chinese National Academy of Sciences in Shanghai, could lead to genetically engineered crops that are able to resist fungal infections.
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