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Tweaking A 'Hybrid Vigor' Gene Could Generate Higher Crop Yields
2013-12-27 06:46:05

Researchers announce they have determined a way to coax tomato plants into producing more fruit without sacrificing that unique and necessary bushy plant shape

Corn Has Many Active Genes, Could Produce High Yield
2012-12-03 11:45:34

Researchers at the University of Bonn investigate 1 of the oldest mysteries of plant breeding

2012-06-28 20:36:14

Steve Moose, an associate professor of maize functional genomics at the University of Illinois and his graduate student Wes Barber think they may have discovered a new source of heterosis, or hybrid vigor, in maize.

2012-01-16 10:45:06

In order to breed new varieties of corn with a higher yield faster than ever before, researchers at the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart, Germany, and other institutions are relying on a trick: early selection of the most promising parent plants based on their chemical and genetic makeup, as well as on new statistical analysis procedures.

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2010-04-06 10:55:06

Spectacularly increased yields and improved taste have been achieved with hybrid tomato plants by researchers at the Robert H Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment at the Hebrew University and the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL), New York.

2010-04-06 07:16:03

Agronomists at Iowa State University are offering doubled haploid technology that allows corn breeders to more quickly produce inbred lines for research or private use.

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2010-03-20 10:57:47

In physical, as in financial growth, it's not what you make but what you keep that counts, USC marine biologists believe.

2009-12-08 19:27:54

We don't always turn out like our parents.

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2008-11-24 11:12:06

Hybrid plants, like corn, grow bigger and better than their parents because many of their genes for photosynthesis and starch metabolism are more active during the day, report researchers from The University of Texas at Austin in a new study published in the journal Nature.


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