Saline Culture of Crops: A Genetic Approach

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Science  24 Oct 1980:
Vol. 210, Issue 4468, pp. 399-404
DOI: 10.1126/science.210.4468.399


Increasing salinity of soil and water threatens agriculture in arid and semiarid regions. By itself, the traditional engineering approach to the problem is no longer adequate. Genetic science offers the possibility of developing salt-tolerant crops, which, in conjunction with environmental manipulation, could improve agricultural production in saline regions and extend agriculture to previously unsuited regions.

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