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Getting to the Root of Drought Responses

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Science  11 Apr 2008:
Vol. 320, Issue 5873, pp. 173
DOI: 10.1126/science.320.5873.173

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Researchers seeking to develop drought-resistant crops have largely focused on controlling moisture loss through plant leaves, but some are now looking at how the roots adapt to drought conditions as well.