New robust oilseed crop developed

Robust mustard plant contains fewer bitter defense compounds that may make mustard an attractive oilseed crop.

The University of Copenhagen in Denmark and Bayer CropScience have successfully developed a new oilseed crop that is much more resistant to heat, drought and diseases than oilseed rape.

The breakthrough will be featured as the cover story of the April issue of Nature Biotechnology, a prestigious journal for biotechnology research.

Researchers have now developed a mustard crop with all the good properties of rapeseed, but that is additionally resistant to drought and h

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