Bayer Sequences Canola Genome | October 19, 2009 Issue - Vol. 87 Issue 42 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 87 Issue 42 | pp. 18-19 | Concentrates
Issue Date: October 19, 2009

Bayer Sequences Canola Genome

Department: Business
Keywords: Canola, Rapeseed, Genome Sequencing, GMO
Bayer CropScience researchers examine canola plants.
Credit: Bayer
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Bayer CropScience researchers examine canola plants.
Credit: Bayer

Bayer CropScience says it has sequenced the entire genome of the canola (rapeseed) plant, Brassica napus. Bayer will use its new insights to modify canola, the second largest oilseed crop after soybeans, through molecular breeding and genetic modification. Bayer collaborated with researchers from Beijing Genomics Institute-Shenzen, the Netherlands-based Keygene, and the University of Queensland, in Australia.

 
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