By Dr. Gregory Heck
For Bee Culture Magazine
Monsanto’s Dr. Greg Heck recently wrote an article for Bee Culture Magazine on a future opportunity in bee health – RNAi and what it could mean as a great addition to the toolbox of agricultural solutions.
“RNAi is used by plants, animals and fungi to read the information stored in their DNA and use it to develop actual physical characteristics, called ‘traits,’ he writes. “Our early farmer ancestors saw some of these traits as valuable and bred plants for those desirable qualities – without knowing, needless to say, that RNAi at the cellular level made those traits possible.”
Click here to read the entire article: RNAiApril2014
(Article posted with the permission of Bee Culture Magazine.)