Sunday, 18 May 2014

Purdue researchers pursue cave corn

Scientists at Purdue University have come up with a way of growing corn in caves, but it doesn't involve some bizarre mating of maize and mushroom. Instead, they manipulated artificial light and temperature in such a way that the growth of the corn plants, while stunted, didn't significantly affect the seed yield. The finding could have a significant impact on the future of genetically modified crops by helping prevent genetically modified pollen escaping into the ecosystem. .. Continue Reading Purdue researchers pursue cave corn

Section: Science

Tags: Agriculture, Farming, Genetic engineering, Horticulture, Plants, Purdue University

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