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GMO corn that tolerates temperature drops could help farmers protect crop yields

Around the world, each person eats an average of 70 pounds of the grain each year, with even more grown ...
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Roundworm pheromones could boost crop pest resistance, cut chemical use

Protecting crops from pests and pathogens without using toxic pesticides has been a longtime goal of farmers. Researchers at Boyce ...
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New database tracks development of CRISPR-edited plants to spur biotech crop innovation

Recently developed gene editing tools, such as CRISPR / Cas, allow plant scientists to discover the functions of innumerable plant ...
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Just in time for Halloween: Scientists successfully sequence pumpkin genomes

Alexa Schmitz | 
Scientists ... have sequenced the genomes of two important pumpkin species, Cucurbita maxima and Cucurbita moschata. The finished genomes appear in the October ...
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Spinach genome will help breeders improve disease-resistance, yield and quality

Alexa Schmitz | 
While you may not gulp spinach by the can-fulls, if you love spanakopita or your go-to appetizer is spinach artichoke ...

Beta carotene-fortified potatoes paving way for biofortified African cassava

Patricia Waldron | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The humble potato has ...
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