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Is it possible to grow cereal crops without having to rely on energy-requiring commercial fertilizers? Researchers now describe a newly identified corn variety which...

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Scientists have succeeded in reconstruction of plant branch structures, including the branch structures under leaves, by using image analysis and artificial intelligence technology, a...

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