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Breeding crops with deeper roots could ‘slash CO2 levels’

Breeding crop plants with deep roots: their role in sustainable carbon, nutrient and water sequestration
Deeper roots sequester more carbon

Breeding crops with roots a metre deeper in the ground could lower atmospheric CO2 levels dramatically, with significant environmental benefits, according to research by a leading University of Manchester scientist, published in Annals of Botany.

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