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The gene to create a perfect lawn

GrassScientists have made a breakthrough by identifying a gene which could be used by plant breeders to make lawns stay green during droughts.

An international team of researchers reports today that they have pinned down a vital DNA mutation from the grass species festuca. This disables a protein that normally plays a role in degrading chlorophyll, which is responsible for the green colour, so the plants do not go yellow. The "staygreen" gene can do the same thing across a range of plant species.

Link & Image: Telegraph
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