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  • Plant breeder boosts soybean diversity, develops soybean rust-resistant plant

    Research geneticist Ram Singh crossed soybean with a related wild, perennial plant from Australia, introducing new genetic diversity to the soybean plant.

    Research geneticist Ram Singh crossed soybean with a related wild, perennial plant from Australia, introducing new genetic diversity to the soybean plant.

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  • Editor's note: To reach Ram Singh, call 217-333-8144; email ramsingh@illinois.edu.

    The paper, “Intersubgeneric hybridization between Glycine max and G. tomentella: production of F1, amphidiploid, BC1, BC2, BC3, and fertile soybean plants,” is available online or from the U. of I. News Bureau.