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Breakthrough in plant protection: RNAi pesticides designed to target a specific pest [Full subscriber]

Emerging RNA interference (RNAi) tools are increasingly showing potential major impacts on agriculture with applications in crop protection and production. Its discovery led to a Nobel Prize in medicine in 2006, extending the possibility of applications in other fields of biology also. Researchers at the Estonian University of Life Sciences, Ghent, and the University of Maastricht have made a breakthrough in developing RNAi pesticide that targets only one pest species.…

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