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Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter
Fri Mar 13, 2015 10:36 AM CDT

ST. LOUIS (DTN) -- This bi-monthly column condenses the latest news in crop technology, research and products.

PLANTS ID ATTACKERS

Two new studies prove plants are a crime investigator's dream -- even without eyes, they can identify their insect attackers, down to the individual species. According to a University of Missouri news release, the dual studies have shown damage from different types of insects triggers different genetic and hormonal responses from Arabidopsis plants, a small flowering plant that serves as the lab rat of the plant world. The first study was led by MU scientists, who joined with researchers from ...

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