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Starch-controlling Gene Fuels More Protein in Soybean Plants

April 7, 2011

Ling Li and Eve Wurtele A gene newly discovered by Eve Wurtele and Ling Li and introduced into soybean plants has increased the amount of protein in the plant's seed by 30 to 60 percent. People with protein-starved diets around the world could benefit. Full Story

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