This Week in Science

In this week's Science, a team led by researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences reports new details about a set of rice genes that promotes resistance to a key pathogen without compromising yield. One gene, called PigmR, was previously found to confer resistance to the fungal disease rice blast, but if expressed during seed development it significantly reduces yield. However, when another gene called PigmS is co-expressed, it interferes with the resistance properties of PigmR.

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