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Wheat production’s genetic boost

Rural News

A team of international scientists have completed a significant study that’s set to pave the way for improved wheat production.

They’ve sequenced the genetic make-up of 16 varieties.

It’s hoped to lead to higher yields, as global demand for the grain continues to soar.

Rural editor Eddie Summerfield spoke with University of Western Australia Professor Ian Small to find out more:

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