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Hybrid vigour characterized

Crossing different plant varieties to improve yield and fertility is common practice. A dissection of the genomic architecture that underlies such hybrid vigour might help to inform future crop-improvement strategies. See Article p.629

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Figure 1: Hybrid rice grown in a terraced paddy field.

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Birchler, J. Hybrid vigour characterized. Nature 537, 620–621 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature19433

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