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WHEAT GENETIC MARKERS DISCOVERY
Wheat scientists at Kansas State University have developed a procedure to identify wild relatives of wheat plants, according to a news release from KSU, http://tinyurl.com/….
Scientists used the procedure to study a chromosome known as 5M that comes from a wheat progenitor called Aegilops geniculate. Researchers say the chromosome contains a group of important agronomic genes. In particular, the genes could be used to breed wheat varieties resistant to wheat rust.
The results of the KSU ...