Pathogen-resistant soybeans created

Pathogen-resistant soybeans created

Crossing wild and conventional soybean plants yields new varieties resistant to several soybean pathogens.

AFTER decades of work, research geneticist Ram Singh crossed a popular soybean variety ("Dwight," or Glycine max) with a related wild perennial plant to produce the first fertile soybean plants that are resistant to soybean rust, soybean cyst nematode and other soybean pathogens.

Singh works in the Soybean/Maize Germplasm, Pathology & Genetics Research unit in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Ch

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