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Plant biosensor could help African farmers fight parasitic ‘witchweed’

Plant biosensor could help African farmers fight parasitic ‘witchweed’

A 3-D rendering of one of the receptors used by Striga to detect the germination hormones of other plants. By introducing this receptor into another, more easily grown plant, U of T researchers have created a plant biosensor that can be used to look for chemicals that could confuse Striga and prevent it from damaging […]