News Focus4TH INTERNATIONAL SYMBIOSIS SOCIETY CONGRESS

Fungi Shield New Host Plants From Heat and Drought

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Science  12 Sep 2003:
Vol. 301, Issue 5639, pp. 1466
DOI: 10.1126/science.301.5639.1466a

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By transplanting symbiotic fungi from salt-tolerant or heat-tolerant plants into crops, researchers have turned wimpy species into hardy ones, they reported at the meeting, held from 17 to 23 August in Halifax, Nova Scotia.