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2012-03-20 |

Miscanthus DNA sequenced at Aberystwyth University (UK) for U.S. agrofuel company

Ceres Chief Scientific Officer, Richard Flavell, says the rapid improvements in breeding made possible by this mapping project are needed for miscanthus to be more widely used as an energy crop. “While it has been grown on a small scale across Europe for two decades, primarily for electricity generation, large-scale commercial production is not economically viable at this time due to high production costs and few commercially available miscanthus cultivars,” he says. “But by defining the genetic diversity in our germplasm collections with the new DNA markers, we can more rapidly introduce important crop traits into our new, seed-propagated miscanthus products.”

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2012-03-20 |

Miscanthus DNA sequenced at Aberystwyth University (UK) for U.S. agrofuel company

Ceres Chief Scientific Officer, Richard Flavell, says the rapid improvements in breeding made possible by this mapping project are needed for miscanthus to be more widely used as an energy crop. “While it has been grown on a small scale across Europe for two decades, primarily for electricity generation, large-scale commercial production is not economically viable at this time due to high production costs and few commercially available miscanthus cultivars,” he says. “But by defining the genetic diversity in our germplasm collections with the new DNA markers, we can more rapidly introduce important crop traits into our new, seed-propagated miscanthus products.”

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