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Research Makes Possible Rapid Assessment of Plant Drought Tolerance


July 26, 2012

method to assess drought tolerance University of California, Los Angeles life scientists, working with colleagues in China, have discovered a new method to quickly assess plants' drought tolerance. The method works for many diverse species growing around the world. Full Story

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