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Rice: Genomes of Ancestral Rice Species May Uncover Beneficial Traits

Rice: Genomes of Ancestral Rice Species May Uncover Beneficial Traits

👤By Merritt Melancon, University of Georgia 🕔Feb 6, 2018

Rice has been a staple food crop around the world for millennia, but little was known about the wild origins of the world’s most widely produced crop until the recent mapping of the genomes of 13 ancestral rice species. Scott

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Northern Corn Leaf Blight Genes Identified in New Study

Northern Corn Leaf Blight Genes Identified in New Study

👤By Lauren Quinn, University of Illinois 🕔Jan 11, 2018

Midwestern corn growers know the symptoms of northern corn leaf blight all too well: greenish-gray lesions on the leaves that can add up to major yield losses if not detected and treated early. Resistance genes have been identified in corn,

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