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Researchers find way to selectively harness wild genetic bounty

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In a major research breakthrough, three disease-resistance genes have been introduced into bread wheat from wild grasses using a new technique that finally overcomes the risk of also transferring regressive traits.. Bread wheat contains the genomes from three progenitor grasses and nature's pairing rules ensure chromosomes from the A, B, and D genome only pair with chromosomes from the same genome type... "The B genome carries a gene called Ph1 that is very important for controlling chromosome pairing," Dr Larkin says...
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