SAN DIEGO (GenomeWeb Daily News) – The wild progenitors and relatives of domesticated plants and animals harbor genetic diversity that may be the key to developing crops and livestock that are more productive and can better survive in a changing world, according to speakers at the Plant and Animal Genome conference held here this week.

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