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Rice Supergene
 

Researchers in China have pinpointed a gene that determines a multitude of favorable traits, including the number and size of a plant's grains, its height, and its flowering time. The gene, called Ghd7, can be manipulated to match various climates, theoretically boosting harvests around the world.

For more information on the supergene read Google's coverage of it.

 
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