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"From the Ted Talk by Jill Farrant: How we can make crops survive without water"

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In the study that I'm going to talk to you about, my ctbarllaooros used a drought-induced promoter, which we discovered in a resurrection plant. The nice thing about this promoter is that we do nothing. The plant itself senses drought. And we've used it to drive antioxidant genes from resurrection ptlnas. Why aaiidxontnt genes? Well, all stresses, particularly drouhgt stress, results in the formation of free radicals, or reactive oxygen species, which are highly damaging and can cause crop dateh. What antioxidants do is stop that damage.

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In the study that I'm going to talk to you about, my _____________ used a drought-induced promoter, which we discovered in a resurrection plant. The nice thing about this promoter is that we do nothing. The plant itself senses drought. And we've used it to drive antioxidant genes from resurrection ______. Why ___________ genes? Well, all stresses, particularly _______ stress, results in the formation of free radicals, or reactive oxygen species, which are highly damaging and can cause crop _____. What antioxidants do is stop that damage.

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  1. plants
  2. collaborators
  3. drought
  4. death
  5. antioxidant

Original Text

In the study that I'm going to talk to you about, my collaborators used a drought-induced promoter, which we discovered in a resurrection plant. The nice thing about this promoter is that we do nothing. The plant itself senses drought. And we've used it to drive antioxidant genes from resurrection plants. Why antioxidant genes? Well, all stresses, particularly drought stress, results in the formation of free radicals, or reactive oxygen species, which are highly damaging and can cause crop death. What antioxidants do is stop that damage.

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collocation frequency
resurrection plants 10
drought tolerant 6
desiccation tolerance 5
tolerant crops 4
rainy season 3
percent water 3
food supplies 3
desiccation tolerant 3
antioxidant genes 3

ngrams of length 3

collocation frequency
drought tolerant crops 4

Important Words

  1. antioxidant
  2. antioxidants
  3. collaborators
  4. crop
  5. damage
  6. damaging
  7. death
  8. discovered
  9. drive
  10. drought
  11. formation
  12. free
  13. genes
  14. highly
  15. nice
  16. oxygen
  17. plant
  18. plants
  19. promoter
  20. radicals
  21. reactive
  22. results
  23. resurrection
  24. senses
  25. species
  26. stop
  27. stress
  28. stresses
  29. study
  30. talk