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CRISPR-edited crops reveal gene responsible for salt tolerance in rice

Scientists from China National Rice Research Institute reported that FLN2, a gene that encodes fructokinase-like protein2, influences sugar metabolism as ...
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CRISPR immunizes rice against multiple diseases, preserving crop yields and biodiversity

Scientists from China National Rice Research Institute used CRISPR-Cas9 to edit Semi-Dwarf1 (SD1) in elite Chinese rice varieties, which has ...
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CRISPR immunizes rice, staple crop consumed by billions, against devastating bacterial infection

Genome editing has made one of the world’s most important crops resistant to a devastating bacterial infection. ... The researchers ...
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How early farmers helped barnyard grass become one of the ‘world’s worst’ weeds

Vavilovian mimicry allowed barnyard grass to become the scourge of rice cultivation ...
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Controlling this gene boosts plant tolerance to water, salt stress

Plant Science reports that OsNCED5 gene regulated tolerance to water and salt stress, as well as leaf aging in rice ...
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Just-discovered rice gene could fuel development of new GMO herbicide-resistant crops

Rice experts from the National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO) in Japan and partners found a rice gene that ...
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‘RoboDUCK’: Weed-killing robot could cut chemical use in rice farming

An engineer working for Japanese carmaker Nissan has built a robot to help farmers reduce the use of herbicides and ...
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Newly identified rice gene could help develop drought-tolerant biotech crop varieties

Drought is one of the abiotic factors that affect the yield of crops. Studies have shown that basic leucine zipper ...
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How biotech could help save rice, staple crop consumed by half the world daily, from climate change

For more than half the world’s population, rice is on the menu every single day. As a crop that can ...
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From high-yielding rice to disease-resistant oranges, CRISPR-edited crops could save our favorite foods

Some of the foods we know and love could be gone from the planet faster than you might think - chocolate ...
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Photosynthesis-efficient rice could help meet surging food demand in developing countries

Work is well underway to engineer a rice plant in a way that global production of the grain gets a dramatic ...
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Researchers hunt for heat-tolerant rice, wheat varieties as global temperatures rise

A group of Arkansas State University educators and students are studying effects of heat on rice crops in a three-university ...
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High-yield, protein-enriched rice could help combat nutrient deficiency in developing world

More than 750 million people don't get enough nutrients from their food. More than two-thirds of those people live in ...
Rice plants engineered to take up more CO2 could boost crop yields as much as 27%

Rice plants engineered to take up more CO2 could boost crop yields as much as 27%

A new bioengineering approach for boosting photosynthesis in rice plants could increase grain yield by up to 27%, according to ...
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Adoption of GMO cowpea, rice could offer substantial boost to Ghana’s farmers and consumers, study says

Cowpea is the most widely produced grain legume in Ghana and a key food security crop. In northern Ghana, where ...
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GMO crops may help keep arsenic out of India’s food supply

An Indian scientist in the UK is working on a way to grow crops in arsenic contaminated soil, a study ...
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New GMO rice variety could cut arsenic exposure in food

Arsenic accumulation in rice grains is one of the serious agricultural issues in India. To address this, researchers at Lucknow-based ...
Gene silencing could help boost rice yields in developing world

Gene silencing could help boost rice yields in developing world

Scientists can examine the genetic basis for some of the changes that took place during rice domestication by comparing genes in cultivated rice plants with ...
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Climate change and rice: How some of the world’s poorest nations may suffer

Much of the world relies on rice. What happens when climate change threatens rice nutrition? ...
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New ‘scuba rice’ could protect 49 million acres of rice fields from flooding

According to some estimates, half the world depends on rice as its staple food. But as the climate changes, rice cultivation ...
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Crops engineered to consume less nitrogen fertilizer could protect vulnerable ecosystems

Rice, wheat and other grains that have been bred to produce larger harvests using less land have been critical to ...
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Ratooning: Nuclear technology helps Chinese rice farmers double their yields—and their incomes

Just as grass lawns regrow after they are mowed, rice fields can regrow after they are harvested. This second harvest ...
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‘Rice 2.0’: GMO grain could neutralize HIV virus before it does any harm

An international team of researchers .... plans to fight HIV using only cereal; namely, rice. In a new paper, they ...
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Talking Biotech: How rice became one of the world’s most important food crops

Rice geneticist Susan McCouch: How and where rice was domesticated, and how many varieties are there? ...
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15 surprising GMO and gene-edited crop advances underway in South and Central America

Latin America is a vital region in the global production of genetically modified (GM) crops, with Brazil and Argentina ranked ...
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Climate change and GMOs: Can non transgenic varieties address global challenges?

Since biotech rice has yet to catch on commercially, what does the future hold for improving rice quality, adaptability to ...
3 ways GMO rice could improve world but tech hurdles and anti-GMO protests block way

3 ways GMO rice could improve world but tech hurdles and anti-GMO protests block way

New GMO varieties of rice could improve nutrition, cut potentially dangerous arsenic levels and help combat climate change, but activist ...