PETROSS Sugarcane (image) Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Share Print E-Mail Caption PETROSS sugarcane (right) is 20 percent more productive than normal sugarcane (left). PETROSS sugarcane is 17 percent taller with 43 percent more stems that are 18 percent thicker stems. Credit University of Illinois Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.