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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...

2009-03-04 10:18:00

ARDMORE, Okla., March 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation and Forage Genetics International, LLC, a Land O'Lakes subsidiary, have entered into a multi-year research collaboration focused on improving alfalfa for a broad range of applications, including forage, silage and industrial uses. As part of the collaboration, Forage Genetics International (FGI) provides a gift to advance the Noble Foundation's infrastructure and research, education and outreach programs...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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