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Gene That Controls Ozone Resistance of Plants Could Lead to Drought-Resistant Crops
February 27, 2008
Scientists have elucidated the mechanism of a plant gene that controls the amount of atmospheric ozone entering a plant's leaves. This finding helps explain why rising concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere may not necessarily lead to greater photosynthetic activity and carbon sequestration by plants, and may help scientists design drought-resistant plants.
University of California, San Diego
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