Latest CDA Stories

Click on the stories below to read about our research in local and international news outlets.

24 May, 2023

Uncovering new mechanisms for wheat rust resistance

The latest research from Brande Wulff's and Simon Krattinger's groups highlights the emerging role of unusual kinase fusion proteins in wheat disease resistance.

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21 May, 2020

Better anchor roots help crops grow in poor soils

A newly discovered plant metabolite that promotes anchor root growth may prove valuable in helping crops grow in nutrient-deficient soils.

Dec 26, 2019

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22 May, 2023

Now is the time to deliver on salt-tolerant crops

KAUST researchers Vanessa Melino and Mark Tester believe that more effort is needed to bring salt-tolerant crops to the farmers who need them.

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21 May, 2020

Testing barley's salt tolerance is a numbers game

Factors influencing the tolerance of barley to saline soils have been uncovered using an advanced robust statistical technique.

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20 July, 2023

Desert microbes turn on drought tolerance when needed

Priming crop plants with a microbe sourced from the roots of desert plants could be a powerful tool to boost crop plant's resilience to drought.

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16 January, 2022

Sustainable Food Security ePoster competition

Open to all fields related to food supply, water use, food use, and environmental change (Saudi Green Initiative)

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01 June, 2020

Regulator of plant immunity tagged

Discovery of signaling intermediary could lead to more pest-resistant crops.

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12 October, 2023

KAUST workshop for Saudi Food Futures

Integrating knowledge, data and innovation to accelerate the sustainable transformation of the food system in Saudi Arabia and beyond.

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