High-Yielding Plants That Survive Temperature Swings May Be Our Next Weapon Against Climate Change


Increasingly unpredictable growing seasons are a threat to income and livelihoods not only in California, but also around the world. Now Sally Mackenzie, Ph.D., is working to do something about that. As producers and scientists search for ways to make crops more resilient in the face of such challenges, she sees promising potential in tapping into plants’ natural ability to rapidly turn select genes on and off in response to stress.

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