Can Epigentics Help Crops Adapt to Climate Change? | Scientific American
What if plants could switch their genes on and off, depending on which traits were important in a certain climate? That's what a team of researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies investigated in a series of studies on Arabidopsis thaliana, a common mustard weed across the Northern Hemisphere. Their work has led to a deeper understanding of a hidden layer of genetic diversity that could bring further advances in plant breeding and bioengineering.