High ris­ers

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SCI­EN­TISTS HAVE rice va­ri­eties that can re­duce fer­tiliser loss and re­duce en­vi­ron­men­tal pol­lu­tion. They iden­ti­fied chem­i­cals re­leased by the roots of rice crops that di­rectly in­flu­ence the me­tab­o­lism of soil mi­crobes. They found that key mi­cro­bial re­ac­tions that lead to an in­ef­fi­ciency in ni­tro­gen cap­ture can be sig­nif­i­cantly re­duced in cer­tain rice va­ri­eties through the ac­tion of those spe­cific chem­i­cals re­leased from the root cells. New Phy­tol­o­gist, June 13

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