Archive for September 5th, 2007

GM Crops That Can Grow on Poisonous Soil

This might be a big boost for the biotechnology sector. According to a Science Daily news article (http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/08/070827163025.htm), a team of Cornell University researchers have been able to clone a unique gene in sorghum responsible for making the plant aluminum-tolerant. This will be able to allow scientists to develop genetically engineered sorghum and other related crop species as early as next year that can tolerate aluminum ions in acidic soil that otherwise …