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Link between vitamin C and twins can increase seed production in crops
Date:6/18/2012

ing reactive oxygen species that can otherwise damage or even kill cells. In plants, vitamin C is important for photosynthetic function, in controlling water usage, in providing protection against pollutants such as ozone, and promoting growth.

A grant from the University of California Agricultural Experiment Station supported the study.

Previously, Gallie and Chen, who helped develop technology to increase vitamin C in plants, showed that a boost of the vitamin can help plants defend themselves against the ravages of ozone smog's particularly nasty component. They also showed that reducing DHAR increases a plant's responsiveness to drought conditions.


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Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
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University of California - Riverside
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