Indian scientists identify new gene

Indian scientists have identified a gene from mangroves that will allow them to grow genetically-modified rice closer to seashores, regardless of high salinity.

In what could be a precursor to growing paddy on virgin seashores lining the Indian subcontinent, scientists in Kolkata have discovered a gene responsible for salt tolerance in mangroves and copied it to produce wonder rice and mustard varieties that can survive unimaginable levels of soil salinity.

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