sábado, 11 de junio de 2011

Super varieties of wheat expected to boost yields and block deadly threat to food security

Five years after the launch of a global effort to protect the world's most important food crop from variants of Ug99, a new and deadly form of wheat rust, scientists say they are close to producing super varieties of wheat that will resist the potent pathogen, while boosting yields by as much as 15 percent.


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