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Chinese scientists find gene that increases corn yields

Xinhua | Updated: 2018-03-09 18:46

ZHENGZHOU - Chinese scientists have found a gene that can help grow bigger grains of corn to raise yields.

The gene, named urb2, is crucial in the growth of grains, according to the research by Henan Agricultural University and Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences.

The result of the research can help increase corn yields and lay a foundation for related studies in breeding, said Tang Jihua, head of the research team.

The research results were published in the journal New Phytologist.

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