Space-breeding research center

Source:Xinhua Published: 2018/8/10 22:58:41

A new space breeding research center has been unveiled in Yangling, Northwest China's Shaanxi Province with missions including applying space technology to cultivate quality tree seedlings for the country's Three-North Shelter Forest Program.

Space breeding combines astronautics with agricultural sciences. Seeds are sent into space on a spacecraft. In the space environment, seeds may undergo mutation and after returning to Earth, they are selected and planted to breed new varieties of higher quality and yield.

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