Synbreed bridges animal, plant breeding research

Synbreed bridges animal, plant breeding research

Genomic methods based on DNA analysis allow scientists to identify characteristics in animals and plants that are advantageous for breeding.

AGRICULTURE and breeding are inextricably linked. Through the ages, humans have cross-bred very high-yield or highly resistant fruits and grains or selectively bred animals to ensure that they pass on desirable traits.

Conventional breeding is a time-consuming affair, however.

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