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Discovery of the gene responsible for nutrient transport could foster increased crop yields [Full subscriber]

Phytologists from the Universities of Cambridge and Bordeaux have discovered a gene that they hope can be used to widen a nutrient transport bottleneck and potentially increase crop yields. Phytotechnicians around the world are working on different strategies to sustainably increase yields. Increasing the transport efficiency of sugars, proteins and other organic nutrients between different parts of the plant is one of the approaches that could contribute to this next green revolution. Understanding the factors that affect local and long distance transport inside a plant could allow plant biotechnologists to produce more productive crops in the future. Ultimately, it could…

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