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Scientists discover the genomic origins of canola
September 2, 2014
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.An international team of scientists recently published in Science the genome of Brassica napus--a plant that results in products, including common vegetable oils, that are sold in supermarkets all over the world. This research shows that the genome contains more than 100,000 genes.Full Story
University of Missouri
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