CROPS NEWS
Crop Tech Corner
Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter
Fri May 9, 2014 08:27 AM CDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (DTN) -- This bi-monthly column condenses the latest news in the field of crop technology, research and products.

A NEMATODE-FIGHTING FLOWER

A small flowering plant native to Europe, Asia and Africa could give soybean producers better protection against soybean cyst nematodes (SCN). The plant, Arabidopsis thaliana, has long been favored by geneticists and researchers for its small, easily sequenced genome and rapid lifecycle. Now a team of researchers has discovered that overexpressing certain genes from the Arabidopsis flower in soybean plants makes them much more resistant to SCN. Specifically, transgenic soybeans that expressed three Arabidopsis genes had 62% ...

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