Advantages of Genome projects?

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Advantages of Genome projects?

Post by student12 » Wed Aug 23, 2006 11:11 am

Can anyone suggest some advantages of sequencing the genomes of plants such as wheat, rice and maize?

The only reason I can think of is to improve agriculture. But there's got to be more reasons than this.

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Post by MrMistery » Wed Aug 23, 2006 6:08 pm

well what are the reasons of sequencing genomes in general? And then how can these be applied for agriculture?
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Post by student12 » Fri Aug 25, 2006 10:07 am

To identify certain genes that are uselful, and then apply them in agricultural applications...eg: drought resistant gene to yeild better crops

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