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Penn State researcher makes corn gene discovering following 20 years of trials

Penn State researcher makes corn gene discovering following 20 years of trials

January 17, 2019 |

In Pennsylvania, in discovering a mutant gene that “turns on” another gene responsible for the red pigments sometimes seen in corn, researchers solved an almost six-decades-old mystery with a finding that may have implications for plant breeding in the future. The culmination of more than 20 years of work, the effort started when, in 1997, […]

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JBEI does the old corn gene switch(grass)eroo

JBEI does the old corn gene switch(grass)eroo

November 21, 2011 |

In California, a DOE laboratory has developed a method of introducing a corn gene into switchgrass that would boost its yield as a feedstock. The gene, which prevents the switchgrass from advancing to the adult phase, would double the amount of starch in the switchgrass cell walls, resulting in a higher return from the conversion […]

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