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Speeding up potato cultivation by using new methods

There are several thousand different varieties of Solanum tuberosum, commonly known as the potato around the world. But this diversity obscures the fact that various genetic and biological factors make improvement by means of traditional breeding difficult. One of the reasons is that cultivated potatoes are tetraploid, meaning that their DNA contains four sets of chromosomes. By contrast, humans are[Read More...]

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