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2012-08-29 19:02:21

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers are turning dreams into a reality by attempting to create a better quality "super spaghetti." Next month, two research projects will kick off to create a better quality pasta that is more nutritious for you. The scientists from the Italian universities of Bari and Molise are looking at the fundamental role of cell walls in plants to determine how they might be better utilized. The teams will be looking at key aspects of...

2012-07-31 23:01:40

The Agriculture and Anatomy Sciences are two new key biology branches covered by the Sciences Social Network ScienceIndex.com. The users of the website monitor 352 scientific journals publishing in these two branches and submit the most recent and significant articles for inclusion in ScienceIndex.com. While the site currently contains a total of 1,662,184 posts, it features 51,867 articles in these two sections. ScienceIndex.com was established in 1998 to index the very latest news,...

2012-03-15 11:56:33

A salt-tolerant variety of durum wheat that outperforms other varieties by 25 per cent on salty soils has been developed by CSIRO scientists using traditional crop breeding techniques. Researchers have introduced a salt-tolerant gene into a commercial durum wheat which has produced spectacular results in field trials. "Salinity already affects more than 20 per cent of the world´s agricultural soils and is an increasing threat to food production due to climate change," CSIRO's Dr...

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2012-03-13 06:53:05

Australian scientists have bred a variety of durum wheat that can grow up to 25% better in salty soils. Scientists from the CSIRO Plant Industry discovered a salt tolerant gene and, using non-GM breeding techniques, implemented this gene into a commercial durum wheat. The field tests of this crop show remarkable results. Researchers from the University of Adelaide´s Waite Research Institute are leading the effort to understand how this specific gene lends the wheat the ability to...

2012-03-12 09:55:40

A team of Australian scientists has bred salt tolerance into a variety of durum wheat that shows improved grain yield by 25% on salty soils. Using 'non-GM' crop breeding techniques, scientists from CSIRO Plant Industry have introduced a salt-tolerant gene into a commercial durum wheat, with spectacular results shown in field tests. Researchers at the University of Adelaide's Waite Research Institute have led the effort to understand how the gene delivers salinity tolerance to the plants....


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