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How Plants Sense Low Oxygen Levels to Survive Flooding

October 23, 2011

Seung Cho Lee and Julia Bailey-Serres Experts at the University of California, Riverside, and the University of Nottingham report they have discovered how plants sense low oxygen levels to survive flooding. The finding could lead eventually to the production of high-yielding, flood-tolerant crops, benefiting farmers, markets and consumers everywhere. Full Story

University of California, Riverside

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