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Climate Adaptation of Rice

This Science Feature can be found at: http://www.usgs.gov/blogs/features/usgs_top_story/climate-adaptation-of-rice/
Soy and rice cultivation in Northern Paraguay

Soy and rice cultivation in Northern Paraguay

New USGS research shows that rice could become adapted to climate change and some catastrophic events by colonizing its seeds or plants with the spores of tiny naturally occurring fungi. The DNA of the rice plant itself is not changed; instead, researchers are re-creating what normally happens in nature.

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