Researchers identify gene that allows corn to grow in poor conditions

| March 19, 2013
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Approximately 30 percent of the world’s total land is too acidic to support crop production, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. However, a solution may lie in a strand of corn that is able to grow successfully in acidic soil, thanks to a genetic variation recently identified with help from the University of Florida Genetics Institute.

Read the full press release here: Researchers identify gene that allows corn to grow in poor conditions

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