Katie Murphy (UC Davis): How Corn Fights Crop Stress October 17, 2019 15 By Stanley Isaacs CategoryArticles BlogTagsabiotic stress biotic stress corn corn stress crop stress dolabralexin kauralexin plant biochemistry plant stress root microbiome terpenes 15 Comments YO YO Albert says: October 16, 2019 at 6:49 am Amazing Reply Salvador Hirth says: October 16, 2019 at 7:17 am I just started watching your video; did you know that there were numerous varieties of corn in Brazil and there are people interested in eliminating them to push patented transgenic corn? Reply Salvador Hirth says: October 16, 2019 at 7:27 am These genes encoding terpenes, do you know if they do contain signal peptides? When a gene is produced in another organism, I believe that there is a possibility that the signal peptide may not be cleaved or produce and release peptides that could be harmful. I'm not saying that such research should stop, but I think that this possible issue should be investigated. Think of the power of even relatively small peptides, some can be used as substitutes for morphine, while a variety of venoms contain peptides. Reply Salvador Hirth says: October 16, 2019 at 7:34 am I'll watch your video at least twice. Very interesting! Reply Salvador Hirth says: October 16, 2019 at 7:39 am I paused again as soon as I saw the part where you mentioned that terpenes change the root microbiome and then I remembered that yeast and bacteria do compete for nutrients; that's why after taking antibiotics it's a good idea to have live yogurt. I am so thankful for your video, i never thought much about the environment around roots! Reply Salvador Hirth says: October 16, 2019 at 7:46 am Two days ago, I read an article about how the methylation of a cytosine, followed by spontaneous deamination, causes a transformation into thymine; today I realized that two of the four codons for arginine can be converted into a stop codon and that explains lots of genetic diseases. I believe you will like to read about this: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6073778/ Reply Salvador Hirth says: October 16, 2019 at 7:50 am Blue copper sulphate is a fungicide. Is it also very hygroscopic? Reply Salvador Hirth says: October 16, 2019 at 7:59 am Could you test how dolabralexin exerts its anti fungal activity? If it acts on the spindle apparatus, perhaps it should be tested as a substitute for taxol in cancer therapy. That could be one more use for your discovery! 🙂 Reply Salvador Hirth says: October 16, 2019 at 8:02 am Ah, you had exactly the same idea already, I see you mentioned also Taxol! Reply Salvador Hirth says: October 16, 2019 at 8:09 am Katie Murphy, I loved your video, your work and I find it amazing how my mind seems to be somehow connected to yours by some sort of data link! I have the same enthusiasm about the need to secure food production and I'm a big fan of Elaeis guineensis for substituting Diesel oil from petroleum. Reply Salvador Hirth says: October 16, 2019 at 8:18 am This information illustrates very well why your research is so important: about 10% of corn (equal to a field as big as the entire state of Florida!) is lost to disease and other types of crop stress each year. Reply Sean Webb says: October 16, 2019 at 11:52 am It did not look like that. Reply Sean Webb says: October 16, 2019 at 11:55 am I didn’t realize corn was grown in Florida. Reply Monish Kumar says: October 16, 2019 at 7:53 pm fantastic Work, I enjoyed it a lot!, See this New Album 'Monish Jasbird – Death Blow', channel link www.youtube.com/channel/UCv_x5rlxirO-WKjLIyk6okQ?sub_confirmation=1 , if you like to 🙂 Reply what the says: October 17, 2019 at 1:40 am Started out slow but well worth the watch, thanks. I hope you consider the long range effects of your bio-engineering. We break it, we own it. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.