SWEDISH SCIENTISTS DEVISE RICE THAT CAN BE GROWN ON ARSENIC

BY MONICA DOBIE

SCANDINAVIAN researchers from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have discovered how to develop genetically modified rice plants that can produce safe food, even when grown on arsenic contaminated land.
Lead scientist, Markus Tamas and colleagues, from the Institute for Cell and Molecular Biology at Gothenburg, southern Sweden, were able to identify the proteins responsible for the absorption of arsenic in plants, enabling them to modify their cell structure so their rice did not become contaminated.
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