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  • Disregarded plant molecule actually a treasure

    The best natural chemists out there are not scientists--they're plants. Plants have continued to evolve a rich palette of small natural chemicals and receptors since they began to inhabit land roughly 450 million years ago. Now, research by Salk Institute scientists reveals an unexpected role for a more

  • Scientists Reprogram Plants for Drought Tolerance

    Drought is a major environmental stress factor affecting plant growth and development.  When plants encounter drought, they naturally produce abscisic acid (ABA), a stress hormone that inhibits plant growth and reduces water consumption.  Specifically, the hormone turns on a receptor in plants when more

  • Biogemma and Wageningen UR announce a collaboration in wheat drought tolerance research

    Due to climate change and ever more limiting resources, the development of more stress resistant crops to cope with changing conditions is an important research topic for many R&D groups and Ag-Seed companies. Biogemma CEO Pascual Perez explains: “Creating innovative GM and non GM trait solut more

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Drought tolerance

Drought tolerance is a drought tolerant plant whose specific adaptations include succulence and a waxy surface on its leaves and stems. Drought tolerance refers to the degree to which a plant is adapted to arid or drought conditions. Desicca ... more


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