Speeding up Miscanthus breeding to combat climate change

Miscanthus growing in one of the fields at Aberystwyth University’s Institute of Biological, Environmental & Rural Sciences

Aberystwyth University scientists will investigate adopting a technique to speed up Miscanthus breeding in an effort to meet climate change targets as part of a £4 million UK government package to boost biomass production.

Thanks to investment from the UK Government’s Biomass Feedstocks Innovation Programme, researchers will make the case for integrating a technique called genomic selection into the Miscanthus breeding programme.

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