Researchers identify gene that allows corn to grow in poor conditions
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Approximately 30 percent of the world’s total
land is too acidic to support crop production, according to the U.S.
Department of Agriculture. However, a solution may lie in a strand of
corn that is able to grow successfully in acidic soil, thanks to a
genetic variation recently identified with help from the University of
Florida Genetics Institute.