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Bypassing the methane cycle

A genetically modified rice with more starch in its grains also provides fewer nutrients for methane-producing soil microbes. This dual benefit might help to meet the urgent need for globally sustainable food production. See Letter p.602

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Figure 1: High-starch rice in the environment.


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