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GM Tomatoes May Pave Way For Other Drought Resistant Crops

The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciencescarries news of a new genetically modified (GM) tomato plant that can thrive in drought conditions. The research team, from Texas A&M University, modified tomato plants to over-express the gene AVP1, which resulted in stronger, larger root systems that made better use of limited water. Researcher Dr. Kendal […]

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