International Sugar Journal

Defend or grow – with finite energy, plants manage their strategy accordingly [Registered]

Plants have a finite amount of energy that must be properly allocated to ensure growth and defense against attacks by pests and diseases. Michigan State University (MSU) scientists might be inching closer to answering if plants can defend and grow at the same time. The research could help in understanding natural ecosystems or helping farmers increase yields without increasing dependence on chemicals to resist pests.

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