Crops Can Be Modified Without Genome Knowledge
A new technique will allow plant breeders to introduce valuable crop traits even without access to the full genome sequence of that crop.
The technique, published in the journal Nature Biotechnology, links important agronomic traits in crop plants with active regions of the genome. Instead of requiring knowledge of the crop’s complete genome, it identifies only expressed genes.
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