USA: Protein points the way to salt-tolerant crops, Purdue scientists say
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - High salt levels found in one-third of the world's cropland causes reduced yields and poor growing conditions. Now, a team of Purdue University scientists have discovered the protein and the gene responsible for allowing salt to enter plants. The breakthrough is expected to lead to plants that are resistant to the salt found in saline soils and groundwater.
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