Brady and Sinha in lab.
Associate Professor Siobhan Brady and Professor Neelima Sinha, both of the Department of Plant Biology, co-authored the study with colleagues from their labs, UC Riverside and Emory University. David Slipher/UC Davis

Grains in the Rain: Study Opens the Door to Flood-Resistant Crops

Of the major food crops, only rice (Oryza sativa) is currently able to survive flooding. Thanks to new research, that could soon change -- good news for a world in which rains are increasing in both frequency and intensity.

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