Researchers from the University of Cambridge, UK have revealed a new approach that could be adopted to improve current food production and reduce the rate of global food insecurity.
In their research, the scientists analysed circadian clock genes which allow for plants to recognise daily and seasonal rhythms.
With a wealth of research already completed on these genes, the scientists have called for the agricultural sector to now instigate an exploitation of the circadian system. For the scientists, this exploitation represents itself in the development of a new process which they have coined: 'chronoculture'.
Previous research has expressed that a plant's circadian system is extremely influential in the regulation of several functions that can either enhance or hinder yield, flowering time, nutrient and water use.
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