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Getting plants to defend and grow would increase yields [Registered]

From natural ecosystems to farmers’ fields, plants face a dilemma of energy use: outgrow and out compete their neighbors for light, or defend themselves against insects and disease. But what if you could grow a plant that does both at the same time? Researchers at Michigan State University is the first to accomplish that feat, and the breakthrough could have fruitful implications for farmers trying to increase crop yields.…

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