‘Climate’ genes in plants studied

United Press International: U.S. scientists say knowledge of how plants adapt to local climates is vital to promoting agricultural and conservation successes in the face of climate change. Researchers at Brown University have undertaken a study to define the genetic bases of plant adaptations to local climate, a release from the National Science foundation, which funded the research, said. Diverse strains of the mustard plant, Arabidopsis, were grown and studied in various locations within its native range in Finland,......

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