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Plant breeder boosts soybean diversity, develops rust-resistant plant

Plant breeder boosts soybean diversity, develops rust-resistant plant

It took decades of painstaking work, but research geneticist Ram Singh managed to cross a popular soybean variety (“Dwight” Glycine max) with a related wild perennial plant that grows like a weed in Australia, producing the first fertile soybean plants that are resistant to soybean rust, soybean cyst nematode and other pathogens of soy.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015