Research Team Reports on Use of Artificial microRNAs for Pathogen Resistance in Cotton | GenomeWeb

Researchers from the National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering in Pakistan this month reported on the development of an artificial microRNA-based approach for creating pathogen resistance in cotton.

However, the approach was not able to create immunity in the plants, indicating that further work needs to be done.

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