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New method provides a tool to develop nematode-resistant soybean varieties

(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) Many soybean varieties have a naturally occurring genetic resistance to the soybean cyst nematode, a major pest affecting the crop. The number of copies of the resistance gene varies among cultivars; a new method, developed by University of Illinois researchers, is able to efficiently quantify this variation for the first time.
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