The research could help improve food security for China, researchers say. Photo: Xinhua
The research could help improve food security for China, researchers say. Photo: Xinhua
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Chinese scientists hoping wild ancestor of corn can help improve food security

  • Researchers have identified a gene that helps boost the protein content in corn, a development that could reduce the need for soybean imports
  • Scientists say as well as the implications for food security, their findings may also cut the amount of fertiliser needed

The research could help improve food security for China, researchers say. Photo: Xinhua
The research could help improve food security for China, researchers say. Photo: Xinhua
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