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Researchers uncover sequence of major rice pathogen
...e: Magnaporthe grisea, the fungus that causes rice blast
disease. Dr. Ralph Dean, professor of plant patho... researchers could work to solve the problems rice blast
presents. "That work decoded the string of letters that comprise the genome," Dean says. "This pape...
Purdue researchers find key to rice blast fungus
...e molecular machinery that enables the pathogen to blast
its way into rice plants. The fungus, Magnaporthe grisea, which is known as rice blast
fungus, is the most deadly of the pathogens that attack rice, reducing yields by as much as 75 perce...
DNA gene vaccine protects against harmful protein of Alzheimer's disease
...gun into the skin cells of the mice's ears using a blast
of helium. After receiving 11 injections over several months, the mice showed a high level of antibodies to amyloid-beta 42, and a 60 percent to 77.5 percent reduction of plaques in their brains. As controls, the researchers also either injected ...
Scientists a step closer to protecting world's most important crop
...ase. We were able to generate a strain of the rice blast
fungus which lacks this secretion system and it wa...Exeter helped to complete the sequence of the rice blast
fungus genome, which has aided the current research. ...
A green way to slag off bunnies
...lag ?or calcium silicate ?a plentiful byproduct of blast
furnaces, is dirt-cheap and environmentally friendly. What’s more, it’s already known to act as an effective fertilizer in rice paddies and sugar cane fields. And as it’s not an active chemical, it could circumvent the convoluted pesticide regulatory...
A buffet for early human relatives
...ed the previous method on a human tooth, you would blast
a hole clear through the enamel, and museum curators wouldn't like that." Passey, who is working on his Ph.D. degree, "really made terrific advances in the lab to make this [study] possible," Cerling says. The laser was used to remove samples...