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Times Argus: High-tech chestnuts: US to consider genetically altered tree
On 07, Nov 2019 | In Blog, Featured, Future of Ag, latest-news | By Admin
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Chestnuts harvested from high branches on a chilly fall morning look typical: they’re marble sized, russet colored and nestled in prickly burs. But many are like no other nuts in nature.
In a feat of genetic engineering, about half the chestnuts collected at this college experiment station feature a gene that provides resistance to blight that virtually wiped out the American chestnut tree generations ago.