Fur Tomato Plants Point Light for Human Immune.
Fine hairs found on tomato plant stems may contain a solution to the human immune system, says the scientist.
A team of researchers in the U.S., is investigating the bulges that resemble hairs and is sticky on some plants, suspected to be issued a chemical compound that has the quality of antibiotic substances.
In a major conference on biotechnology in Canberra, Australia, has announced about this project, called glandular trichomes (hairs are found in plants) as a provider of specialized knowledge in biochemistry movements that can help build the kingdom of plants resistant body against disease.
This knowledge could help scientists to gain a better understanding repons to stimulate the immune system in humans, said Professor Rob Last, a geneticist at Michigan State University, told the scientists.
“Trichomes create a sharp aroma in the leaves of tomatoes are ripe, and they constitute a biochemical factory that manufactures chemicals for self-defense, blocking the invasion of insect pests and pathogens (germs),” explained Professor Last.
These chemical compounds released in certain amounts in order to make the stick insect pests on the leaves, but the insect has antibiotic qualities as well.
In one study, trichomes release enzymes and opened special routes for the natural defenses of tomato plant families, and this can be a bright spot for the human condition, he added.
“Through our further understanding of the genetic engineering of plants, animals and humans, we learn that all three are more common than previously thought,” said Prof. Last.
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