When Genetic Material Is ‘Smuggled’ into the Next Plant Generation

In a new study that is causing a stir, the molecular geneticist Rita Groß-Hardt and her team at the University of Bremen have proven that it is possible to ‘smuggle’ genetic information past ‘quality checkpoints’ within the reproduction process of plants. The research findings of the Bremen working group are of particular interest for agriculture of the future. Based on this knowledge, it would be possible to hybridize species that are more distant in the future.

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