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Triticale (genus Triticosecale), hybrid grain produced by crossbreeding wheat with rye. When developed by botanists in 1876, it could not produce seeds; the development of seed-bearing triticale in the 1930s suggested commercial uses. It has a high yield and is high in protein. It can be bred for special soil and climatic conditions and resistance to disease, and may become an important food for humans and animals.

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