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Unique wheat passes digestibility test

Scientists in Denmark succeed in finding genes that control phytase activity in cereal grains.

Strengthening the legs of fast-growing broilers, reducing phosphorus emissions to the environment, improving the health of undernourished populations in developing countries and better using scarce resources are some of the hopes for a unique type of wheat — a wheat variety with a specific ability to increase the digestibility of phosphorus and other important minerals, according to an announcement from Aarhus University in Denmark.

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