Sweet genes help rice in a drought?

Coghlan, Andy
November 2002
New Scientist;11/30/2002, Vol. 176 Issue 2371, p10
Reports on the utility of trehalose sugar genes in rescuing rice crops from salty and drought soils. Functions of the sugar gene; Loss of crops caused due to salty soils; Protection given by the gene to crops.


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