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Drought tolerant wheat produced in Egypt

Scientists in Egypt have produced drought-tolerant wheat by transferring a gene from barley into a local wheat variety.

The researchers, at CairosAgricultural Genetic Engineering Research Institute (AGERI), say their technique reduces the number of irrigations needed from eight to one, and that the wheat could be cultivated with rainfall alone in some desert areas.

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