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In Nature this week, a group of scientists led by Nagoya University's Motoyuki Ashikari used QTL analysis and positional cloning to find that the ethylene response factors SNORKEL1 and SNORKEL2 give deepwater rice its ability to adapt to flooding. In deep water, ethylene accumulates in the plant and induces expression of these two genes, they say.

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