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2011-11-17 03:14:17

The genome of Medicago, a close relative of alfalfa and a long-established model for the study of legume biology, has been sequenced by an international team of scientists, capturing around 94 per cent of its genes. The research gives new insights into the evolution of the Papilionoid subfamily of legumes, which includes peas, soybean and all legumes grown as crops. Plants in this family can house and work with bacteria to provide them with nitrogen from the air. The new findings...

2011-08-17 06:00:00

FIVE POINTS, Calif., Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- S&W Seed Company (Nasdaq: SANW) today announced it is shipping its first commercial scale alfalfa seed order destined for the new country of North Sudan. The sale is for a selection of S&W's proprietary non-dormant, salt tolerant, seed alfalfa varieties that have been carefully chosen with a view to growing conditions in North Sudan. The Company is keenly interested in North and South Sudan because of their role in the Company's...

2011-07-20 07:00:00

FIVE POINTS, Calif., July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- S&W Seed Company (Nasdaq: SANW), today announced receipt of its initial alfalfa seed order from its first direct customer in the nation of Kuwait. The order, generated through S&W Seed's recently announced consulting relationship with Richard Penner Consulting, is expected to ship before the end of this month. Mark Grewal, president and chief executive officer of S&W Seed, said, "We believe this order is just the beginning of...

2011-06-22 06:00:00

- 2011 "Prix Sant©" presented by the Armand-Frappier Foundation - - 2011 Genesis Entrepreneurship Award presented by BIOQuebec - QUEBEC CITY, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Medicago Inc. (TSX: MDG), a biotechnology company focused on developing highly effective and competitive vaccines based on proprietary manufacturing technologies and Virus-Like Particles (VLPs), announced today that it was named this month both the recipient of the 2011 "Prix Sant©" awarded by the...


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  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin