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The genome of millet sequenced

18 September 2017 Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD)

A study coordinated by an international consortium of French (IRD), Indian and Chinese researchers has enabled the genome sequence for millet to be obtained for the first time. This discovery improves our understanding of the organisation and evolution of the genome of this cereal, which provides food security of the poorest people in the world. Secondly, because it provides new prospects for selecting or improving varieties of millet which may be better equipped to cope with climate change for almost 100 millions people. These results are published in the journal Nature Biotechnology on September 18th 2017.

This video presents ths interview of Yves Vigouroux, involved in this article.

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