Perennial corn crops? It could happen with new plant-breeding tool developed at UF/IFAS

Perennial corn crops? It could happen with new plant-breeding tool developed at UF/IFAS

Perennial corn crops? It could happen with new plant-breeding tool developed at UF/IFAS

Since the first plant genome sequence was obtained for the plant Arabidopsis in 2000, scientists have gene-sequenced everything from cannabis to castor bean.

University of Florida scientists were part of a research team that this week unveiled a new tool that will help all plant scientists label (“annotate” in researcher parlance) genes far more quickly and accurately and is expected to give a big boost to traditional and nontraditional plant breeders.

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