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Soybean genomes unmasked

20:00 EDT 21 Mar 2018 | AAAS

(University of Missouri-Columbia) Having a map of soybean genes is key for breeders, who work to develop varieties that farmers can use to help battle diseases and other environmental factors. For nearly a decade, only one soybean cultivar -- 'Williams 82' -- had been sequenced, but MU scientists led by Henry Nguyen now have succeeded in mapping two more, giving breeders access to a broader array of soybean genes.

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