Crop fungal protection

Jamison, Judy
December 2000
Nature Biotechnology;Dec2000, Vol. 18 Issue 12, p1233
Academic Journal
Cites a study by researcher Ai-Guo Gao and colleagues on fungal pathogen protection in potato by expression of plant defensin peptide. Isolation and characterization of alfalfa antifungal peptide.


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