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Findings may advance iron-rich, cadmium-free crops


June 11, 2014

biology graphic With news reports of toxic, cadmium-tainted rice in China, a new study describes a protein that transports metals in certain plants and holds promise for developing iron-rich but cadmium-free crops. Full Story

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