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Domestication: Sweet! A naturally transgenic crop

One of the world's most important staple crops, the sweet potato, is a naturally transgenic plant that was genetically modified thousands of years ago by a soil bacterium. This surprising discovery may influence the public view of GM crops.

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  1. Jonathan Jones is at The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich Research Park, Norwich NR4 7UH, UK.

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