Greening the badlands

日期:2019-03-06 11:15:22 作者:戴笸 阅读:

By Catherine Zandonella in San Francisco BARREN, salt-laden soils could be transformed into lush farmland thanks to plants genetically modified to be salt tolerant. The GM plants can grow on saline land because they store excess salt in their leaves—so as well as making saline soil productive they could also be used to remove the salt. “A farmer can clean the soil and grow a crop and make a profit at the same time,” says Eduardo Blumwald of the University of California at Davis,