University of Florida Researchers Identify Gene That Allows Corn to Grow in Poor Conditions  
3/14/2013 8:04:34 AM

Approximately 30 percent of the world's total land is too acidic to support crop production, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. However, a solution may lie in a strand of corn that is able to grow successfully in acidic soil, thanks to a genetic variation recently identified with help from the University of Florida Genetics Institute.