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Breeding salt-tolerant plants

The quinoa plant might serve as a model for making other crops salt-tolerant. It grows well on saline soils because the excess salt is simply dumped into special bladders on its leaves.

dateOct 10, 2017 in Biotechnology
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Consequences of drought stress on biofuels

Plant-derived sustainable fuel sources could contribute to near-term U.S. energy security and independence. However, weather conditions could greatly affect crop yields. In this study, researchers examined the effect of weather ...

dateSep 07, 2017 in Biotechnology
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Grow more crops at the same time

When you are in the supermarket contemplating which vegetables to buy, nitrogen is hardly the first thing on your mind. However, the products on the shelves contribute to the total nitrogen cycle in different ways. For instance, ...

dateNov 23, 2016 in Environment
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