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RNA clay offers green alternative to plant pesticides | Global Plant Council

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 17:09
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FEBRUARY 16, 2017 / SARAH JOSE

By Neena Bhandari

A nano-sized bio-degradable clay-comprising double stranded ribonucleic acid (dsRNA) could offer a cost-effective, clean and green alternative to chemical-based plant pesticides.

Australian researchers from the University of Queensland have successfully used a gene-silencing spray, named BioClay, a combination of biomolecules and clay, to protect tobacco plants from a virus for 20 days with a single application. Their study has been published in Nature Plants…
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