The best-performing line of the transgenic wheat produced grains that were an average of 12.3 percent heavier than those of regular wheat (pictured here), resulting in an 11.3-percent higher total yield

Wheat is one of the planet's most widely grown crops, so any increases in its grain yield could go a long way towards reducing world hunger. That's where a new variety of the plant comes in, as its yield is reportedly up to 11 percent higher than that of regular wheat.

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