Gallery: Fungus-Infused Superplants Could Survive Forthcoming US Drough...

 
Wilting crops: corn planted with the hope of rain. Now dry and dying in fields across east Kenya.

A group of scientists from the University of Washington in Seattle and New Mexico State University believe they have found the key in making plants robust enough to endure extreme drought conditions, like the ones currently sweeping the US. The team believe that by utilizing microbiome, the mixture of fungi, bacteria and viruses that live in the root systems of every plant, they can engineer plants to survive extreme heat.

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