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GENE-BASED FUNGICIDE FOR FUSARIUM
An international science competition inspired a group of university students to propose a solution to Fusarium head blight, one of the world's most troublesome cereal diseases. The students, who attend the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada, took home the gold at the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition in Boston this fall with their idea for a gene-based fungicide.
According to a university press release, the students used RNA-interference technology to target a part of ...