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Scientists have designed a new 'coating' to protect seeds from droughts

“This is very important work” - Jason C. White, director of the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station and a professor of epidemiology at Yale University. Image: Unsplash/ Glenn Carstens-Peters

David L. Chandler

Writer, MIT News

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MIT researchers have devised a way to protect seeds from the stress of water shortage during their crucial germination phase, and even provide the plants with extra nutrition.
Seed coatings could help plants to grow in arid conditions. Image: Felice Frankel

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