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Wheat Discovery Yields Genetic Secrets

A new study has isolated a gene controlling shape and size of spikelets in wheat in a breakthrough which could help breeders deliver yield increases in one of the world’s most important crops.

 

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USDA Announces $6 Million for Sustainable Energy Research

Biofuels, Bioenergy and Biobased Products – USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture and the Department of Energy are seeking grant funding applications for the Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI) which is intended to “… increase the nation’s energy independence by supporting the development of bioenergy feedstocks, biofuels, and[…]

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