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Breakthrough finds wheat's vital sleeper gene

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Breakthrough finds wheat's vital sleeper gene.. Two bread wheat genes that provide resistance to pre-harvest sprouting - one of the main impediments to consistent grain quality - have been identified by CSIRO's Agriculture Flagship in a GRDC project... The resistance was thought to be due to the existence of genes collectively called 'dormancy genes' because of their ability to suppress germination (keep seed asleep, so to speak) under conditions that would otherwise lead to pre-harvest sprouting...
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