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Extremophyte Schrenkiella parvula may help rewire crops to withstand inclement growing conditions [Full subscriber]

Most plants will grow poorly and eventually die under inclement growing conditions (dry, too salty, or too cold). Extremophytes, on the other hand, have developed to deal with extreme environments. Stanford University researchers studying the extremophyte Schrenkiella parvula found that it doesn’t just survive in conditions that would kill most plants – it thrives in them. The findings could help establish similar signalling pathways in crops, making them more tolerant of extreme environmental conditions.…

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