Filipino scientists developing novel way to boost disease resistance in abaca

May 13, 2015 by · Comments Off on Filipino scientists developing novel way to boost disease resistance in abaca 

By Cielito M. Reganit

MANILA, May 12 (PNA) — Researchers at the National Abaca Research Center (NARC) in the Visayas State University may have found a way to induce disease resistance in abaca and substantially increase fiber yield by exploring abaca’s innate resistance to fungal diseases such as Fusarium wilt.

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