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Big boost to plant research
Date:11/22/2011

ct to the environment and other organisms, and how they acquire and use nutrients, as well as revealing the genetic potential within plants.

"All of these capabilities can be harnessed, in the long term, to develop plants that resist disease, tolerate drought or nutrient-poor soils, produce healthier foods, or provide raw materials for energy," said Wolf B Frommer, Director of the Department of Plant Biology at the Carnegie Institution for Science. "With the challenges facing humanity in the next few generations, this research is critical to maintaining a supply of nutritious food, fiber and energ , in a manner that does not degrade the environment."


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Contact: Wolf Frommer
wfrommer@CarnegieScience.edu
650-325-1521
Carnegie Institution
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