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Engineering seeds to resist drought

ScienceDaily (July 8, 2021)

Titre : Engineering seeds to resist drought

Researchers have devised a way to protect seeds from the stress of water shortage during their crucial germination phase, and even provide the plants with extra nutrition. Simple and inexpensive, the process could be deployed in arid regions to facilitate agriculture on drought-stressed land.

ScienceDaily ( July 8, 2021)

Résumé
As the world continues to warm, many arid regions that already have marginal conditions for agriculture will be increasingly under stress, potentially leading to severe food shortages. Now, researchers at MIT have come up with a promising process for protecting seeds from the stress of water shortage during their crucial germination phase, and even providing the plants with extra nutrition at the same time.

Story Source  : Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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