New peanut has a wild past and domesticated present

Researchers dig into the past to create new varieties to improve production

Wild PeanutThe wild relatives of modern peanut plants have the ability to withstand disease in ways that peanut plants can’t. The genetic diversity of these wild relatives means that they can shrug off the diseases that kill farmers’ peanut crops, but they also produce tiny nuts that are difficult to harvest because they burrow deep in the soil.

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