Drought-tolerant varieties begin global march

Marshall, A. (2014) Drought-tolerant varieties begin global march. Nature Biotechnology, 32. p. 308.

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175.2 million hectares of biotech crops were grown globally in 2013. In the United States, the first commercialized drought-tolerant maize (MON87460) expressing Bacillus subtilis cold shock protein B (cspB) was planted by 2,000 farmers over 50,000 hectares. Indonesia also approved drought-tolerant sugarcane expressing choline dehydrogenase (betA), which accumulates membrane-protectant glycine…

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Chief Editor at Nature Biotechnology
Subjects: Crop Improvement > Biotechnology
Divisions: General
Depositing User: Mr Siva Shankar
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2014 06:06
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2014 06:06
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nbt.2875
URI: http://eprints.icrisat.ac.in/id/eprint/13100

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