Venkatesan Sundaresan

Rice Plants That Reproduce as Clones From Seed

December 12, 2018
Ability to Grow Hybrid Varieties a Potential Breakthrough for Global Agriculture

Plant biologists at the University of California, Davis, have discovered a way to make crop plants replicate through seeds as clones. The discovery, long sought by plant breeders and geneticists, could make it easier to propagate high-yielding, disease-resistant or climate-tolerant crops and make them available to the world’s farmers. 

The researchers published their findings Dec. 12 in the journal Nature