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Tool Helps Identify Gene Function in Soybeans

December 1, 2008

biology graphic University of Missouri Interdisciplinary Plant Group researchers have demonstrated the applicability of a genomic tool for identifying gene function in soybeans. Understanding gene function in soybeans will ultimately benefit crop performance. Full Story

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