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).