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Research Focuses on Sorghum Genetics

Robert Klein, a plant geneticist with the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, has developed new genetic resources that allow the breeding of sorghum varieties with higher grain yields and greater resistance to diseases and pests. With climate change and water shortages, sorghum is becoming an attractive alternative to U.S. crops that require more water. Sorghum also is a critical option for staving off hunger overseas, according to the USDA.

Noble Foundation

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