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Plant defences research likely to support reduced use of crop protection chemicals [Registered]

Researchers from the University of Texas at Arlington and Michigan State University (MSU) examining how the hormone jasmonate works to protect plants and promote their growth have revealed how a transcriptional repressor of the jasmonate signaling pathway makes its way into the nucleus of the plant cell. They hope the recently published discovery will eventually help farmers experience better crop yields with less use of potentially harmful chemicals. The research led by Maeli Melotto along with Sheng Yang He and his team at MSU, was published online in in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Jasmonate signaling has…

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