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Researchers find gene that boosts sugar beet yields

| May 24, 2012
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A European team of researchers has discovered a gene with the potential to increase sugar beet yields. Presented in the journal Current Biology, the findings of the study show how the long-sought bolting gene B in the sugar beet crop could help seed producers boost cultivation efficiency by mitigating yield-reducing contaminations, and could also support breeders in their efforts to create new cultivars with larger beets.

View the original article here: Researchers find gene that boosts sugar beet yields – agprofessional.com

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