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New UF-developed Plant Databases and Models Could Lead to More Nutritious Foods

August 22, 2012

biology graphic University of Florida researchers are developing databases and computer models to show how and where B vitamins are made in plants, knowledge scientists believe they can use to guide plant breeding projects, such as increasing plants' vitamin contents, leading to more nutritious foods. Full Story

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