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Published February 23, 2011, 03:59 AM

Strawberry genome may lead to cheaper berries

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Farmers have long struggled with getting ripe strawberries to market in good shape, but scientists say the recent mapping of the wild strawberry's genome may help them produce berries that are cheaper and easier to grow and arrive in stores in peak condition.

By: David Mercer, Associated Press

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