Quinoa could hold one of the keys to feeding the world’s growing population because it can thrive in harsh environments and grows well on poor-quality, marginal land.
Now, KAUST researchers have completed the first high-quality sequence of the Chenopodium quinoa genome, and they have begun pinpointing genes that could be manipulated to change the way the plant matures and produces food.
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Learn more about this paper by reading Quinoa – Quest to Feed the World at KAUST Discovery.
Feb 13, 2017
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