Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Cracking the pigeonpea genetic code to help poor farmers

"The pigeonpea genome mapping published this month in Nature Biotechnology marks the first subsistence and non-industrial crop to have its genome code cracked.

The breakthrough will lead to more varieties that are resistant to drought and diseases in coming years. This could boost harvests of the crop and have a major impact on the lives of millions of smallholder farmers in Asia and Africa."

Learn more about this exciting event here.