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2011-10-06 09:16:03

Press release from PLoS ONE Large, persistent populations of genetically engineered canola 1 have been found outside of cultivation in North Dakota. As genetically engineered crops become increasingly prevalent in the United States, concerns remain about potential ecological side effects. A study published today by the online journal PLoS ONE reports that genetically engineered canola endowed with herbicide resistance have been found growing outside of established cultivation regions...

2011-08-29 13:08:11

An international team of scientists, funded in the UK by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), has sequenced the genome of a Chinese cabbage variety of a plant called Brassica rapa, a close relative of oilseed rape. The research, which is published today (28 August) in the journal Nature Genetics, could help improve the efficiency of oilseed rape breeding, as well as that of a host of other important food and oil crops. The project was conducted by an...

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2011-08-01 11:05:46

Scientists on the Norwich Research Park, working with colleagues in China, have developed new techniques that will aid the application of genomics to breeding the improved varieties of crop needed to ensure food security in the future. By dissecting the complicated genome of oilseed rape they have been able to produce maps of the genome that are needed for predictive breeding. Traditional breeding involves crossing two varieties and selecting the best performing among the progeny. Predictive...

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2011-07-27 09:20:02

Computational studies aim to increase use of plant oils as renewable resource Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have developed a computational model for analyzing the metabolic processes in rapeseed plants "” particularly those related to the production of oils in their seeds. Their goal is to find ways to optimize the production of plant oils that have widespread potential as renewable resources for fuel and industrial chemicals. The...

2011-07-12 00:00:56

The Latest Characters of the Popular Bok Choy Boys Vending Machine Toys Help Defend Little Orphan Susan From Evil Numbskulls Newberg, OR (PRWEB) July 11, 2011 Code-Monkeys, an industry leading game design and game development house, released the first video game that stars the Bok Choy Boys, the popular vending machine toys that are available around the World. Bok Choy Boys come to life on the iPhone®, iPod touch® and iPad® from Apple Store and for Windows OS netbooks, laptops...

2011-06-27 00:00:29

Mr Gilles Herard, Jr (http://www.gillesherard.com), President & CEO of Capital Corp Merchant Banking, personally engineered the funding structure for a Client Company's $70 M oilseed project, which consists of extracting and processing rapeseed, the third leading source of vegetable oil in the world. The funding agreement is based on common stock and debenture. Mr Herard is a seasoned Merchant Banker and has been in the banking industry for 38 years. His company, Capital Corp Merchant...

2011-06-03 09:00:00

REGINA, Canada, June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Clean Power Concepts Inc. (NASD OTC BB: CPOW) today announced that it has commenced the first stage of the Regina plant expansion. We are pleased to announce that we have taken delivery of equipment that is expected to increase production capacity in the first step of our scalable plant expansion. This is the first small step in enhancing our productive capacity. We believe the demand and commodity prices will continue to be strong for our...

2011-04-20 00:00:28

New Offerings to Expand Canola Grower Choices Monheim, Germany and Des Moines, Iowa (PRWEB) April 18, 2011 Bayer CropScience and DuPont announced today that they have entered into a global licensing agreement for a canola herbicide tolerance trait. Bayer has licensed its proprietary herbicide tolerance technology, LibertyLink®, to DuPont business Pioneer Hi-Bred for use in canola (Brassica napus) hybrids. Pioneer will provide Bayer access to certain proprietary juncea (Brassica...

2011-02-15 19:42:07

The genome of the Blackleg fungus, which causes the most damaging disease to canola crops worldwide, has been sequenced for the first time by a team of French and Australian scientists. Professor Barbara Howlett from the School of Botany at the University of Melbourne, who led the Australian research team, said the discovery was a significant step towards controlling the rampant Blackleg disease. "The 12,500 genes that constitute the genetic blue print for the fungus Leptosphaeria maculans...


Latest Brassica Reference Libraries

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2009-04-28 15:40:33

Brassica tournefortii is a species of mustard plant that is more commonly known as Asian, African and Sahara mustard. It is very similar to other mustard species blooming annually with long stems reaching just over 3 feet in length, but the flowers are a duller yellow. Indigenous to North Africa and the Middle East, this species was transported accidentally to the United States by humans. It grows abundantly in the Sonoran and Mojave Deserts and in hot valleys of southern California....

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2009-04-28 15:37:54

Brassica rapa or Turnip Mustard is grown primarily as a leaf vegetable, root vegetable and an oilseed and is often referred to as a field mustard. Napa cabbage and turnip are members of this group. Varieties of this plant are used in experiments because they are easy to grow and require little attention and reach full maturity in 40 days. Some have even been used in botany experiments in space. Photo Copyright and Credit

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2009-04-28 15:35:18

Brassica oleracea is indigenous to the coastal areas of southern and western Europe and is often referred to as Wild Mustard. It is tolerant of salt and lime in the soil of its native lands. The plant grows tall and blooms biennially. Large sturdy leaves act as water storage. Once the plant is two years old a tall stem measuring 3 - 7 feet in height grows bearing a cluster of yellow flowers. This plant is flush with nutrients like vitamin C. Cultivars of this plant are categorized into...

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2005-07-14 01:34:13

The Small White butterfly (Pieris rapae) flies April-May and July-August. It is sometimes known as the Cabbage White because its caterpillars feed on cabbages. Its underwings are yellowish with black speckles, upper are creamy white with dark tips. The female has two dark spots. It is more common than the Large White. The scientific name Artogeia rapae has been applied to this species in the past and may still be found, but it is now generally accepted to be a member of the Pieris genus....

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