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Success is sweet: Researchers unlock the mysteries of the sugarcane genome


October 8, 2018

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For centuries, sugarcane has supplied human societies with alcohol, biofuel, building and weaving materials, and the world's most relied-upon source of sugar. Now, researchers have extracted a sweet scientific prize from sugarcane: Its massive and complex genome sequence, which may lead to the development of hardier and more productive cultivars. Full Story

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Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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