Plant seed mutagenesis is used to investigate gene expression by altering the seed's DNA. Fast neutron irradiation has been proven to be the most effective method to alter DNA irreparably. Several seed species and varieties have been successfully irradiated at MNRC. These include Arabidopsis thaliana, Nicotiana benthamiana, soy beans, cucumber seeds and more.
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