Jill Farrant

How we can make crops survive without water

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As the world's population grows and the effects of climate change come into sharper relief, we'll have to feed more people using less arable land. Molecular biologist Jill Farrant studies a rare phenomenon that may help: "resurrection plants" — super-resilient plants that seemingly come back from the dead. Could they hold promise for growing food in our coming hotter, drier world?

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Jill Farrant · Professor of molecular and cell biology

Jill Farrant is leading the development of drought-tolerant crops to nourish populations in arid climates.

Jill Farrant is leading the development of drought-tolerant crops to nourish populations in arid climates.