If you are used to thinking of Toyota as a car company, you may need to read the headline twice. It's one thing that Toyota is making strides in autonomous vehicle development, perfecting hydrogen-fuel-cell technology, and making breakthroughs in magnesium-ion battery research -- it's another thing to be dabbling in genetics.

Toyota Motor Corporation is working in many fields to reach its goal of a "society in harmony with nature," as laid out in the Toyota Environmental Challenge 2050.

Toyota's new DNA analysis technology, called Genotyping by Random Amplicon Sequencing (GRAS), can speed up the amount of time it takes to identify desired traits in plants. That means agricultural scientists can breed new, hardier varieties faster. Toyota hopes, in particular, that GRAS will be used to increase the yield of sugar cane crops. Breeding better plants means ensuring food security for the future, and can allow more food to be grown on less land.

Learn more about the advances Toyota is making in many different scientific fields at DCH Toyota of Oxnard, and come see what technological breakthroughs are available in new Toyota vehicles.

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