New study cuts the mustard

Extensive studies on mustard seeds have revealed the evolutionary path of Indian mustard.

Mustard has been cultivated in China, India and Afghanistan for up to 7000 years and today is an important economic oilseed crop for the region as well as being central to much Asian cuisine. The new studies have revealed evolutionary details of the various mustard seeds from the region and have helped to explain why certain seeds thrive in particular climates while others fail.

The study is hoped to aid in broadening genetic crop diversity and breeding in the future.

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