Scientists from the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry talked about their intentions to eliminate the problem of soft rot of potatoes. To do this, the vegetable will be treated with viruses.
According to preliminary information, experts plan to treat potatoes with bacteriophages, which are special viruses that infect bacteria.
Thus, microorganisms that provoke fetal diseases will be destroyed. At the moment, experts have already formed the first set of viruses, consisting of 22 bacteriophages. In total, they will fight about 80% of the soft rot of Russian potatoes. Already in 2018, scientific experts will conduct the first tests at the warehouse received for this, which stores several thousand tons of root crops.
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