Crop breeding: Turning a lawn into a field

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A genetic screen in the model panicoid grass Setaria viridis reveals the importance of the auxin transporter AUX1 for inflorescence branching in maize, highlighting how model plants can accelerate gene discovery in complex crops.

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Figure 1: Genome complexity in crops and model grasses.

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Sibout, R. Crop breeding: Turning a lawn into a field. Nature Plants 3, 17060 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/nplants.2017.60

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