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A SWEET solution to rice blight

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Two studies offer a powerful strategy for combating bacterial blight in rice.

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Fig. 1: Overview of the development of genome-edited lines for key SWEET genes and features of a diagnostic kit for combating bacterial blight rice.

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Varshney, R.K., Godwin, I.D., Mohapatra, T. et al. A SWEET solution to rice blight. Nat Biotechnol 37, 1280–1282 (2019) doi:10.1038/s41587-019-0302-0

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