Scientists are trying to add genes to crop plants that would substantially increase sodium storage in vacuoles in the root cells. Why?

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Irrigated soils tend to become salty, because water evaporates but the salts dissolved in it do not evaporate.

  

Salty plants taste better.

  

Increased sodium storage is correlated with increased biomass production.

  

We want to use ocean water to irrigate crops, because we are running out of fresh water.

 

asked Dec 31, 2012 in Biology by anonymous
    

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Irrigated soils tend to become salty, because water evaporates but the salts dissolved in it do not evaporate.

 

answered Dec 31, 2012 by PureLife ~Expert~ (413 points)

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