Climate change threatens plants as the risks of flooding increase. A new study from Stockholm University shows that special genes are key to keeping plants from withering, remaining healthy and resistant to a lack of oxygen when they are underwater for a period of long time. Developing tolerant plant varieties that have this gene will increase harvest and will be increasingly important as the changing climate leads to more rainfall.
- Physiologia Plantarum
- C F Lundström Foundation, Carl Tryggers' Foundation, Magnus Bergvalls Foundation, Swedish Institute, Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation