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Major step forward towards drought tolerance in crops

ScienceDaily (December 20, 2011)

Major step forward towards drought tolerance in crops

ScienceDaily (December 20, 2011)

When a plant encounters drought, it does its best to cope with this stress by activating a set of protein molecules called receptors. Plant cell biologists have discovered how to rewire this cellular machinery to heighten the plants’ stress response — a finding that can be used to engineer crops to give them a better shot at surviving and displaying increased yield under drought conditions.

A team of plant cell biologists has discovered how to rewire this cellular machinery to heighten the plants’ stress response — a finding that can be used to engineer crops to give them a better shot at surviving and displaying increased yield under drought conditions.

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