TY - CHAP A1 - Andrea Balmer A2 - Emanuele De Paoli A3 - Azeddine Si‐Ammour A4 - Brigitte Mauch‐Mani A5 - Dirk Balmer ED1 - Snježana Jurić Y1 - 2017-11-17 PY - 2017 T1 - Signs of Silence: Small RNAs and Antifungal Responses in Arabidopsis thaliana and Zea mays N2 - Undernourishment in some areas and abundance in others, accelerated climate changes, food distribution and security challenges, fluctuating economic and political stability and oversaturation in information - this is the world we are living in today. It seems that there is no time for the basic science plant research; instead of years of dedicated investigation, scientists are forced to wrap up their know-how in a project-oriented deliverables as fast as possible. The main strength of this book is the new knowledge about plant engineering that could be transferred into the applied science and, later on, to the industry. However, we should not forget that all great discoveries begin with the fundamental research, the wealth of good ideas and the dedicated scientific work. BT - Plant Engineering SP - Ch. 2 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.69795 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.69795 SN - 978-953-51-3608-8 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2020-08-06 ER -