Latest CDA Stories

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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16 October, 2019

KAUST research to boost global date fruit production

Dr. Ikram Blilou, professor of plant science at KAUST, and her research team in Saudi Arabia collected samples from ancient date palms in the historical farm of Al-Dabeta, by the Quba mosque in Madinah.

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