How plant viruses can be used to ward off pests and keep plants healthy

Posted by on May 20, 2019 3:56 pm
Categories: Top News

Imagine a technology that could target pesticides to treat specific spots deep within the soil, making them more effective at controlling infestations while limiting their toxicity to the environment. Researchers have taken a step toward that goal. They discovered that a particular plant virus can deliver pesticide molecules deeper below the ground, targeting places normally beyond their reach.

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