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PHS Gene Found That Prevents Wheat From Sprouting
2013-08-20 11:32:47

Kansas State University Fewer crop losses anticipated A new study about the common problem of preharvest sprouting, or PHS, in wheat is nipping the crop-killing issue in the bud. Researchers at Kansas State University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service, or USDA-ARS, found and cloned a gene in wheat named PHS that prevents the plant from preharvest sprouting. Preharvest sprouting happens when significant rain causes the wheat grain to germinate before...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
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