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16 August, 2020

Desert greenhouses offer growth opportunities

Efficient greenhouse complexes that will grow crops using the resources available on desert coasts could improve food security for millions.

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21 June, 2020

The test we need

Researchers at KAUST are developing a test that is rapid, accurate and easy to use in the field—can it help flatten future curves?

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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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21 May, 2020

A combat strategy for purple witchweed

Plant scientist Salim Al-Babili and his team are working across many fronts to save sub-Saharan African cereal crops from a menacing weed.

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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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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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21 May, 2020

Cleaving through the heart of viral infections

A Cas protein that cleaves viral RNA has been harnessed in a CRISPR/Cas system to destroy prolific viral infections in crop plants.

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20 February, 2020

Food for the future

KAUST Discovery - Issue 9

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05 December, 2019

Conferring leaf rust resistance in cereal crops

Identifying genes that confer resistance to leaf rust infections could help generate durably resistant cereal crops.

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