Rising temperatures as a result of climate change are threatening the security of vital crops like rice. Photo: Handout.
Rising temperatures as a result of climate change are threatening the security of vital crops like rice. Photo: Handout.
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China scientists find a grain of hope in climate change rice research

  • Study identifies a pair of genes in the staple that could be tweaked to improve its tolerance to heat stress
  • Rising temperatures and extreme weather events are threatening food supplies, with rice particularly susceptible to changing conditions

Rising temperatures as a result of climate change are threatening the security of vital crops like rice. Photo: Handout.
Rising temperatures as a result of climate change are threatening the security of vital crops like rice. Photo: Handout.
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