Researcher improves crop performance with new biotechnology – David Kiersh

Researchers with ASU School of Life Sciences discovered a way to enhance a plant’s tolerance to stress, which in turn improves how it uses water and nutrients from the soil. These improvements increase plant biomass and yield. This discovery could be instrumental in agriculture and food security by improving crop sustainability and performance. By increasing the expression of the enzyme H+PPase, plants can more effectively move sugar, water and nutrients to the places they need them to grow better roots, fruits, seeds and young leaves.