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Key gene increasing sugarcane growth is identified [Full subscriber]

Despite international breeding efforts, advanced agronomy and effective management of pests and diseases, sugarcane yields have been static for decades owing to constraints on culm development. The culm’s sugar storage capacity is physically limited, restricting the volume of sucrose and biomass that can be obtained from the crop for sugar. An international team of researchers has now found that the key to addressing this constraint on sugarcane yield could lie in a gene called ScGAI.…

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