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Australia/US salt tolerance technology deal

The Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics (ACPFG - Adelaide) and the US University of Connecticut (Storrs) have agreed a licensing deal for the latter's vacuolar pyrophosphatase (AVP1) salt tolerance technology in cereals. Field trials of the technology in Western Australia showed significant improvements in barley yields, the ACPFG says. AVP1 controls auxin transport in plants. Overexpression of the gene increases root formation and improves other growth characteristics and improves the tolerance of the plants to adverse conditions such as high salinity with restricted water availability.



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