"as climate change will be floods becoming more common, which beat hard against the plant life. Now, Swedish scientists identified a gene that may help the plants to survive the lack of oxygen in the water."
"– If our result proves to be valid for plants in the wild, they would be processed with genetic engineering in the future so that they become more resistant to lack of oxygen, " says Sylvia Lindberg, professor emerita at Stockholm university and one of the authors behind the new study."
"Sylvia Lindberg and her team of researchers suspected that the gene PLD, which forms the enzyme fosforlipas D, make the plants withstand hypoxia better. In order to investigate if it was cultivated the plant backtrav that contains the cell, and mutant plants that lack the. When these were placed in the water, it turned out soon that the mutants had the highest number of yellow and dead leaves."
"But even if all the evidence suggests that the gene of importance for the plant's survival so there needs to more research to know for sure, according to Lindberg."
"– You can't just be deleted from the experiment on the laboratory where light, temperature and humidity are constant. Our results need to be tested out in the field too."
"HH: do you Think we will need to genmodifiera plants to survive in the future?"
" I'm afraid of it actually. I have not been so positive for genetic modification before, but realize that it will be needed. In a certain extent, adapting plants for climate change on its own but it can take time, " says Sylvia Lindberg."
"the Study was a collaboration between Stockholm university, the Swedish University of agricultural sciences and the university of Copenhagen."