Washington State University Protects Plants with Natural Defense System

With researchers’ help, plants can up their natural defense against predators, diseases, and drought.

Washington State University discovered an enzyme called proteases that protects the plant from insects and increases resistance to disease and drought. However, researchers can raise protease levels in adult plants by increasing protease activity, which means healthier and drought-resistant crops in our future.

The protease enzyme may also help cancer research. How? Read here.

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