gene silencing

Illinois research finds silent reason for saddle pattern soybean

· June 20, 2017

Typically golden yellow, with a tiny blackish mark where they attach to the pod, nearly all soybeans have the same look. Occasionally, however,  a half-black, saddle pattern soybean similar to a black-eyed pea will show up in the field. “The yellow color is derived from a natural process known as gene silencing, in which genes […]

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