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Gene critical to the development of low arsenic plants identified

A discovery could pave the way for a new generation of crops which do not absorb high levels of the poison arsenic. Concerns about arsenic in food have grown in recent years with high concentrations found in rice, fruit juices and even baby food. A naturally occurring element found in soil and water, arsenic has also been used as a pesticide, and is taken up by plants and can then enter...
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