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Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter
Fri Jul 18, 2014 12:36 PM CDT

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

MU MAKES NEW PLANT DEFENSE DISCOVERY

University of Missouri researchers have made a discovery that could help the ag industry create herbicides, fertilizers and pest repellants that take advantage of a plant's natural defense mechanisms. According to a university press release, scientists discovered ATP (adenosine triphosphate) receptors in plant cells, which they believe help the plant respond to stresses like insect bites or storm damage. "We believe that when a plant is wounded, ATP is released into the wound and ...

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