Super rice is flood/drought-proof

BBC: Rice is the staple food for about half of the world's population Continue reading the main story A gene that increases a rice plant's resistance to floods also boosts its ability to recover from droughts, a study has shown. Researchers found that the gene, Sub1A, allowed to plants to survive by growing fresh shoots after a period of drought. Rice is the primary food for three billion people, and more than 25% the world's harvest is grown in areas that experience extreme weather conditions.......

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