The genetic traits of soybean varieties that are the most resistant to pests or produce the best oil will be stored in a new 'library' coordinated by the US Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service (ARS).
The moss Physcomitrella's ability to survive dehydration and then
regrow when watered could be applied to crops in drought-stricken
areas without the addition of new genes, according to scientists
who have sequenced its genome.
A team of UK scientists will analyse and demonstrate how
bioinformatics could help food companies improve their products,
from pin-pointing allergy-causing proteins to identifying the cause
of batch spoilage.