I thought this was a very interesting topic because I am interested in hunger issues. Its interesting that they have choses to alter the plants and not buying additives in the soil “We successfully repurposed an agrochemical for a new application by genetically engineering a plant receptor – something that has not been done before,” said Cutler. PLANTS
- During times of stress plants produce (ABA) which causes plants to take up less water and supresses growth.
- ABA could be added to plants to suppress them intentionally in times of drought
- Trying to create synthetic ABA
- They have shown plants respond to mandipropamid as if it were ABA.