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(R&D at British American Tobacco) A newly created genetic roadmap for tobacco has been used to identify two mutated genes implicated in the way some types of tobacco use nitrogen. This could help in the development of tobacco and ultimately tobacco products containing lower levels of toxicants. This could also aid in the development of crops that require less chemical fertilizers. This roadmap lays out 64 percent of the tobacco genome, compared to just 20 percent in previous attempts.
Original Article: Key genes in nitrogen utilization in tobacco identifiedNEXT ARTICLE
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