News tagged with 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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Heat-tolerant broccoli for the future

Broccoli is becoming more popular with the American consumer, providing plenty of nutrients in the diet. But it isn't easy getting this cool-weather vegetable to your table. Broccoli producers face many factors that impede ...

dateSep 27, 2017 in Biotechnology
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A super-algae to save our seas

Coral reefs are our most diverse marine habitat. They provide over US$30 billion to the world economy every year and directly support over 500 million people. However, they are vulnerable with climate change impact models ...

dateJul 20, 2017 in Environment
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