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10/02/2022

More efficient maize growth

Maize has a significantly higher productivity rate compared with many other crops. The particular leaf anatomy and special form of photosynthesis (referred to as 'C4') developed during its evolution allow maize to grow considerably faster than comparable plants...

More efficient maize growth

10/02/2022

Underwater 'breathing' plants could be key to stress-resistant crops

Wetland plants have a high tolerance against flooding due to the formation of "lysigenous aerenchyma," air channels that help transfer gases to the submerged roots. These channels also help the plant withstand drought and nutrient deficiency...

Underwater 'breathing' plants could be key to stress-resistant crops

10/02/2022

Genetic engineering can have a positive effect on the climate

Agriculture accounts for around 25 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. A large share of these emissions is due to livestock production and fertilizer use. However, more than one-third of agriculture's emissions is caused by land-use change, especially the conversion of forests and other nature reserves to agricultural land in order to satisfy the rising global demand for food and feed...

Genetic engineering can have a positive effect on the climate