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Genes from baker’s yeast help plants tolerate contaminated soils [Registered]

Most plant species, including crops, cannot tolerate the toxic effects of soil pollutants, which dramatically impair their growth and development. Researchers at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia (IGC; Portugal) have discovered two genes in baker’s yeast that are capable of increasing plant resistance to a broad range of contaminants. This could allow plants and crops to thrive despite soil pollution.…

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