Success is sweet: Researchers unlock the mysteries of the sugarcane genome

For centuries, sugarcane has supplied human societies with alcohol, biofuel, building and weaving materials, and the world’s most relied-upon source of sugar. Now, researchers have extracted a sweet scientific prize from sugarcane: Its massive and complex genome sequence, which may lead to the development of hardier and more productive cultivars. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181009114949.htm