Cracking the genetic code for better barley

Cracking the genetic code for better barley

Molecular biology and genetics can be used to improve the efficiency of developing better varieties. By looking at the DNA, we can identify regions in the plant’s genome that contribute to how the plant looks in the field or reacts to a pest. With the explosion of new technologies involving genetics and molecular biology, the Field Crop Development Centre breeding program uses many of these to enhance the both the quality of trait selection and speed of variety development.

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