Roots and plant resistance to drought, flagship progress of UMR B&PMP at the European level.

A freesia’s root architecture helps the plant store food to survive seasonal weather conditions. Image credit – Brian Atkinson

We should breed new varieties of crops based on their root architecture rather than just focusing on the top half of the plant, according to scientists looking at how to cultivate plants that use water more efficiently and better withstand drought conditions. [ Lire l’article ]