Soybean gene identified that defends plant against aphids

11/3/2004 | Forbes

A gene in soybeans has been found to make it resistant to attacks by aphids, meaning the plants could grow without the need for insecticide applications. Researchers said seeds could be developed with the gene and on the market within five years, and called the finding a "very important discovery." The gene was uncovered from among 16,000 lines of soybean germplasm.

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