December 8, 2015
Chemical triggers that make plants defend themselves against insects could replace pesticides, causing less damage to the environment. New research published in an open-access paper in Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters identifies five chemicals that trigger rice plants to fend off a common pest — the white-backed planthopper, Sogatella furcifera.
Pesticides have a detrimental effect on ecosystems, ravaging food chains and damaging the environment. One of the problems with many… read more