‘Super-spuds’ to the rescue as typical tubers feel the heat


From origins in the cool altitudes of the Andes, the potato is not well suited to the extreme temperatures or flooding brought on by climate change. Plant scientists are breeding ‘super-spuds’ able to endure harsher environmental conditions. The humble potato was first domesticated near Lake Titicaca in present-day Peru at least 8 000 years ago,…

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