Going Green

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Stomata Controlling Genes

Drought tolerance is a key issue to advancing food crop technology. It could be extremely important to Africa.

Scientists advance 'drought crop'

By Matt McGrath
BBC News science reporter

Scientists say they have made a key breakthrough in understanding the genes of plants that could lead to crops that can survive in a drought.

Researchers in Finland and the United States say they have discovered a gene that controls the amount of carbon dioxide a plant absorbs.

It also controls the...(complete article here).

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