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Hidden Layer of Genome Unveils How Plants May Adapt to Environments Throughout the World
March 6, 2013
Scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have identified patterns of epigenomic diversity that not only allow plants to adapt to various environments, but could also benefit crop production and the study of human diseases.
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