Mutaged corn gene triples starch content in switchgrass: researchers

October 12, 2011 |

In California, researchers at the University of California at Berkeley have discovered that the mutated CG1 corn gene can triple the amount of starch stored in the switchgrass stems and make it easier to convert into the sugars needed for biofuels. The altered grasses didn’t flower during the two years of growth trials, meaning that the transfer of the genetic modification is very low.

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