Breakthrough makes crop plants more stress tolerant

Breakthrough makes crop plants more stress tolerant

Discovery could be instrumental in agriculture and food security by improving crop sustainability and performance.

Researchers with Arizona State University's School of Life Sciences, University of Arizona, University of North Texas, Children's Nutrition Research Center of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service and Baylor College of Medicine have discovered a way to enhance a plant's tolerance to stress, which, in turn, improves how it uses water and nutrients from the soil. These improvements increase plant biomass and yield.

The study's findings were published in t

All access premium subscription

This content requires a subscription to Feedstuffs in order to access. If you are a paid subscriber, use your email and password to Log In now.

Current Feedstuffs Subscribers: Online and mobile access are now included at no charge to you. To read this article, use your subscriber email and password to log-in to your account (or contact us for assistance in updating your account.)

Not Currently a Subscriber: Subscribe NOW to Feedstuffs and receive our print and/or digital publications, enewsletters and premium online content. Visit and click on Subscribe at the top of the page for more information.



Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.