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2014-09-23 23:07:22

In an editorial piece in the journal Science, the co-founder of Phenome Networks argues that a greater emphasis should be placed on crop phenotypes and their correlation with genotypes as Phenome

Discovery Of The 'Most Famous Wheat Gene' Clears Way To Breed Better, Non-GMO Wheat
2014-09-17 03:35:16

Washington State University researchers have found “the most famous wheat gene,” a reproductive traffic cop of sorts that can be used to transfer valuable genes from other plants to wheat.

pygmy phenotype
2014-08-21 03:00:37

The small body size associated with the pygmy phenotype is probably a selective adaptation for rainforest hunter-gatherers, according to an international team of researchers, but all African pygmy phenotypes do not have the same genetic underpinning.

Long-grain rice plant
2014-08-15 03:12:54

Genomic prediction, a new field of quantitative genetics, is a statistical approach to predicting the value of an economically important trait in a plant, such as yield or disease resistance.

2014-07-15 09:59:46

Early maize farmers selected for genes that improved the harvesting of sunlight, a new detailed study of how plants use 'doubles' of their genomes reveals.

Genetic Study Tackles Slow Plant Domestication Mystery
2014-04-18 08:06:55

Domestication genes tend to be insensitive to the rest of the genome and to the environment. Could finding this subset of robust genes have slowed things down?

Geneticists Map Genome Of An Important Global Crop: The Peanut
2014-04-03 07:29:48

Peanuts are seemingly everywhere in the US. From cooking oils to candy bars, peanuts are a part of our lives, and a big business. And now, for the first time, a multinational group of crop geneticists has sequenced the peanut genome.

2014-01-10 10:44:18

A Ludwig Cancer Research study has uncovered a phenomenon that alters prevailing views of how the genome is expressed to make and sustain the life of mammals.

Brown University
2014-01-06 08:12:29

Mating and meiosis – the specialized cell division that reduces the number of chromosomes in a cell – are related, but in most yeasts they are regulated separately.

Researchers Discover Molecular Causes For Sex Determination In Honey Bees
2013-12-31 06:56:40

New research puts together the final pieces in a puzzle 200 years in the making – determining the molecular evolution in the genes that separate male honey bees from female ones.


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