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Biologists find regions of rice domestication

...wild," said Schaal, who has done similar work with cassava and jocote, a tropical fruit. "You find that the unique signature of cultivated rice is only found in certain geographic regions. And that's how you make the determination of where it came from." Schaal said that she was surprised and "delighted" ...

Super-sized cassava plants may help fight hunger in Africa

In a recent study, genetically modified cassava plants produced roots that were more than two-and-a-half times the size of normal cassava roots. The findings could help ease hunger in many countries where people rely heavily on the cassa...

Research team receives $7.5 million to study cassava

...roblems. Leading the $7.5 million, 11-institution cassava project is Richard Sayre, a professor of plant cel...ly easy to grow in drought conditions. Fully grown cassava roots can stay in the ground for up to two years and needs relatively little water to survive. The r...

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