Thursday, July 25, 2013

Green Car Congress: Full genome map of oil palm indicates a way to raise yields and protect rainforest; single gene controls oil palm yield

A multinational team of scientists has identified a single gene, called Shell, that regulates yield of the oil palm tree. The Shell gene is responsible for the oil palm three known shell forms: dura (thick); pisifera (shell-less); and tenera (thin),...


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