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Buying hybrid seeds may become history

18 February 2011

HYDERABAD: Can you imagine farmers working with hybrid seeds not having to buy them every year? Instead, they can clone the seeds on the fields! Seed companies can reduce production costs and bring down time-cycles significantly.

All this could be possible in future, if findings of a collaborative research project involving scientists at the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) and reputed laboratories abroad could be taken further.

The “path-breaking” discovery, which has been published in today’s issue of the journal Science, entitled “Synthetic clonal reproduction through seeds” has shown the possibility of producing clonal seeds by altering some genes that have a say in reproductive cell-division in plants which reproduce themselves asexually…….

Read more: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/industry-and-economy/agri-biz/article1469004.ece?homepage=true

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Written by csirindia

February 19, 2011 at 5:07 pm

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