John Cushman knows that succulents have tricks up their sleeves. He believes those tricks could shape the future of farming. Geneticists have long tried to understand the biochemical marvel of the succulent, and there is still much they don’t know. But these botanical curiosities have two important things in common. They’re really good at storing water. And they work at night. Now, Cushman and his team want to build off the lines of genetic code that give desert plants their superpowers. He wants to make soybeans behave a little more like succulents.
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