Genomics uncorks climate-tolerant wine grape varieties

Just in time for wine Wednesday, scientists have discovered a new sequencing process that will help breed grapes that can tolerate climate change.

Using this sequencing process, along with a new computer algorithm that can yield detailed information about complex genomes of various organisms, scientists were able to assemble the genome of the cabernet sauvignon […]

Research unravels genetic ancestry of the strawberry

After four years of research, scientists from the University of New Hampshire (UNH) have unlocked a major genetic mystery of one of the ancestors of cultivated strawberry, known as Fragaria iinumae. Through their work with Fragaria iinumae, they will be able to better understand the cultivated strawberry, which is known as one of the most […]

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Researchers uncover new genetic markers for wheat improvement –Kansas State University Wheat scientists have completed the first study of a chromosome in a tertiary gene pool and have called it a breakthrough […]