Tuesday, September 19, 2017

A Cereal Crop Survives Heat and Drought

Pearl millet genome sequence provides a resource to improve agronomic traits in extreme environments.

Pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum) cultivation in india (Credit: alamy.com) Click to Enlarge.
Plant diversity and adaptation to different climatic conditions -- especially important in the era of global climate change -- is synonymous for the concept of natural and genetic diversity.  Research tackling this natural genetic variation and the corresponding biodiversity provides one of the largest treasures of humankind.  Exactly this genetic variation of plant families, plant genera and even within one plant species is the key to cope with global climate change and dramatic consequences for agriculture.

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