Summary #780

Scientists isolate drought-resistant gene in barley
  • After 5 years of research, scientists have isolated a gene in barley that can help protect crops from droughts caused by climate change.
  • The gene - HvMYB1 - was isolated from 39,000 genes in barley, and proven to improve the plant’s ability to survive in rough conditions.
  • Food production is already affected by abnormally high temperatures, so this is an important step towards maintaining the global food supply.


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