Dept Alum Controls Destructive Virus.

Josias Faria (Ph.D.'82) developed transgenic beans immune to Golden Mosaic Virus, a major pest of this key subsistence crop. Dr. Farias is a research director at EMBRAPA, Brazil.

Image: Brazilian bean plants susceptible to Bean Golden Mosaic Virus (foreground) with BGMV-resistant transgenic bean plants (background).