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Plants like this rose of Jericho are said to be ‘resurrection plants’ because they can appear all but dead, only to rapidly revive after they receive rainfall.

Could ‘resurrection’ crops survive drought and feed a hungry planet?

Desert plants all but die, then are resurrected when the rains come, says one African research scientist

Could harnessing the power of “resurrection plants” — with the ability to survive severe water shortages for years — hold the secret to feeding a hungry planet? Jill Farrant, a biology professor at Cape Town University, hopes that by putting resurrection plants’ survival skills into crops, making them drought tolerant, the world’s population could be