Published in Virus Weekly, February 26th, 2008
The study—published this month in the top-ranked plant journal The Plant Cell—could pave the way for development of agricultural and forestry crops that are more tolerant to environmental stresses such as ultra-violet light and other types of radiation.
"Our next step is to see if plant genes we’ve isolated also play a similar role in fighting infections," said U of S microbiologist Wei Xiao. "In previous research, our team and others have shown that similar genes in human and animal cells play an important...
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