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Grafting helps pepper plants deal with drought

October 5th, 2017 / SciDev.net

Joining a high-yield pepper plant sapling to the roots of a strong and resistant variety could help pepper farmers cope with lower rainfall, a study has found.
An experiment using the technique of merging two plants, known as grafting, resulted in higher fruit yield during periods of less rain. Plants also …

Study shows natural genetic engineering in grafted plants

April 13th, 2017 / IAAAS, US

Rutgers University researchers led by Pal Maliga reported that grafted plants exchange mitochondria, the powerhouse of the cells which contain their own genomes. Furthermore, when the whole mitochondria from one plant get into the cells of another, they combine their DNA with that of the existing mitochondria. These findings, published …

How to graft quick-growing seedlings

March 3rd, 2016 / Daily Monitor, Uganda

B4FA Fellow, Michael Ssali reports: NARO-Kamenyamiggo Satellite Station located in Kingo Sub-county, Lwengo District has also set up an improved coffee seedling propagation and multiplication unit solely to supply clean, quick growing, and high yielding plantlets to interested farmers at affordable prices, according to Dr Nicholas Ssekabunga who took Seeds …