When Viruses Infect Plants – Dr Hernan Garcia-Ruiz, University of Nebraska

Mar 8, 2019 | earth and environment, health and medicine

Just as human beings can catch a cold, plants can also get viral infections. Understanding the mechanisms regulating the interactions between plants and viruses is the first step towards developing better management strategies and using biotechnology methods to immunise plants and engineer genetic resistance to viruses in plants. This is the focus of research by Dr Hernan Garcia-Ruiz and his team based at the University of Nebraska, USA.

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