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An immunity boost combats crop disease

Plants precisely express some immune regulators by controlling the translation of messenger RNA into protein. This insight enabled a disease-resistant rice to be engineered without compromised productivity. See Letters p.487 & p.491

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Figure 1: Disease-resistance boosted in rice.

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Bailey-Serres, J., Ma, W. An immunity boost combats crop disease. Nature 545, 420–421 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature22497

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