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WSU Life Science Research Shows How Barley Weathers Tough Conditions

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Wed, Oct 01, 2014

Life science researchers interested in learning about how barley is able to withstand such unpredictable weather recently conducted research at Washington State University, Pullman that explains how genes in the barley plant are able to defend against risks like aging, drought, heat and disease. Barley is able to live longer because a specific gene in the plant acts as a switch that allows it to defend against aging and tolerate stress and attacks from diseases.

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Tags: Washington State University Pullman, life science research, crops and soil

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