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How have scientists bred synthetic wheat?
« on: 29/05/2013 10:52:22 »
Scientists have created "super wheat" by crossing modern strains with the crop's ancestors. Phil Howell explains.
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Re: How have scientists bred synthetic wheat?
« Reply #1 on: 27/05/2013 11:50:43 »
I think the strategy of breeding diversity back into wheat from ancestral strains, and then re-selecting for desired traits is clever.
 

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Re: How have scientists bred synthetic wheat?
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