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Virology: science and medicine discipline emerged from plant science

Plant science is vital for our food security and in our fight against climate change. What’s less recognised is that...
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Genetic engineering can improve agrobiodiversity

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Mar 24, 2019
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Regulating plant gene produces chemicals that repel plant pathogens

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Only science will prevent next famine. Just like last time.

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Most young scientists will not study plant science. So why did I?

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We think we are different, but eat same things. Why?

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