Aussie Researchers Make Breakthrough in Development of Drought-resistant Crops
Published:06 Jul.2017    Source:Xinhua
Researchers in Australia believe they have made a breakthrough in the development of drought-resistant crops, after they were able to "close the pores" on the leaves of different plants to naturally conserve water in times of drought.
The breakthrough was made by a research team led by the Australian National University (ANU), and could one day ensure that vital food crops such as wheat, barley and rice can survive 50 percent longer in times of drought.