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The maize gene ARGOS8 negatively regulates ethylene responses. In a previous study, transgenic plants overexpressing ARGOS8 have exhibited reduced ethylene sensitivity and improved grain yield under drought stress conditions. To explore further, researchers from DuPont Pioneer, led by Jinrui Shi, evaluated 400 maize inbreds for ARGOS8 mRNA expression, aiming to use ARGOS8 in drought-tolerance breeding.

For more information on this  study, read the full article in Plant Biotechnology Journal.


Source: CropBiotechUpdate, August 31, 2016.


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