News tagged with salt tolerance

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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Barley that thrives in salty soils

The capacity to feed the world's growing population will be greatly improved by developing crops able to tolerate higher soil salinity and salt water irrigation. Researchers at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology ...

dateSep 06, 2016 in Biotechnology
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