Highly drought-resistant crops

 

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Dr Peter Mabbitt and Dr Kai Xun Chan.
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Developing highly drought-resistant crops

Source:Australian National University

Summary:International research has found how plants, such as rice and wheat, sense and respond to extreme drought stress, in a breakthrough that could lead to the development of next-generation drought-proof crops.

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Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.