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2014-04-08 12:33:27

Tighter Crop and Livestock Inventories Lift Market Sentiment DENVER, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Record-high animal protein and dairy prices, volatile grain and oilseed prices, and steady-to-lower cropland values reflect agricultural markets in transition, according to CoBank's new quarterly economic report. The U.S. grain markets continue to anticipate record crops in the coming year, leading to higher inventories and lower prices. While the large 2013-14 grain harvest pushed...

2014-04-01 14:28:49

Experts analyze baker's yeast to discover potential for combating neurological conditions like Parkinson's and even cancer A humble ingredient of bread – baker's yeast – has provided scientists with remarkable new insights into understanding basic processes likely involved in diseases such as Parkinson's and cancer. In a new study published today (Monday March 31) in the prestigious journal PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Science), the team from Germany, Leicester, and...

Functional Designer Chromosome In Yeast Could Lead To Better Biofuels And Medicines
2014-03-28 12:11:24

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An international team of researchers have taken an important step in the field of synthetic biology, bringing scientists closer to manufacturing microorganisms that could produce biofuels or even medicines. Scientists reported in the journal Science this week that they have synthesized the first functional chromosome in yeast using a computer-aided system. “Our research moves the needle in synthetic biology from theory to...

2014-03-28 11:29:55

Study reports major advance in synthetic biology An international team of scientists led by Jef Boeke, PhD, director of NYU Langone Medical Center's Institute for Systems Genetics, has synthesized the first functional chromosome in yeast, an important step in the emerging field of synthetic biology, designing microorganisms to produce novel medicines, raw materials for food, and biofuels. Over the last five years, scientists have built bacterial chromosomes and viral DNA, but this is...

2014-03-27 13:12:58

Fly model previously used to pinpoint genetic variance in toxicity of chemotherapeutic agent As Rachel Carson predicted 50 years ago in her groundbreaking book Silent Spring, crop pests are capable of outwitting the chemical compounds known as xenobiotics that are devised to kill them. This development of resistance to insecticides is a serious problem because it threatens crop production and thereby can influence the availability and costs of many foods as well as the economy. To...

2014-03-26 08:31:46

DUBLIN, Mar. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/lwv9bk/research_report ) has announced the addition of the "Concise Analysis of the Chinese Corn Industry" report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) Corn is an important grain variety in China. According to government data, the output volume of corns in 2012 was 208.12 million tons, increasing by 15.34 million tons YOY. Corn ranks the...

2014-03-18 20:21:12

DUBLIN, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/2vn5nm/china_corn_deep) has announced the addition of the "China Corn Deep Processing Industry Report" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/2vn5nm/china_corn_deep ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) In recent years, the production capacity of corn deep processing has seen rapid expansion in China; and...

Duckweed Has Potential As Biofuel Source
2014-02-19 15:07:45

DOE/Joint Genome Institute Duckweed is a tiny floating plant that's been known to drive people daffy. It's one of the smallest and fastest-growing flowering plants that often becomes a hard-to-control weed in ponds and small lakes. But it's also been exploited to clean contaminated water and as a source to produce pharmaceuticals. Now, the genome of Greater Duckweed (Spirodela polyrhiza) has given this miniscule plant's potential as a biofuel source a big boost. In a paper published...

2014-02-13 00:20:58

Inaugural plantings of biotech drought-tolerant maize in U.S.; further developments in drought-tolerance technology across the world BEIJING, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications (ISAAA) today released a report which indicates more than 18 million farmers in 27 countries planted biotech crops in 2013, reflecting a five million, or three percent, increase in global biotech crop hectarage. 2013 also marks the first-ever...

2014-02-12 08:31:43

New study identifies most promising agricultural tools for feeding the world's poorest WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Increased demand for food due to population and income growth, and the impacts of climate change on agriculture will ratchet up the pressure for increased and more sustainable agricultural production to feed the planet. A new report by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) measures the impacts of agricultural innovation on farm productivity,...


Latest Model organisms Reference Libraries

House Mouse, Mus musculus
2012-05-01 11:42:07

Even in the wild, this rodent is associated with humans by destroying crops and stored food. The house mouse is also known as the fancy mouse, a common pet. It is also a widely used laboratory animal, important for testing in genetics, biology, and medicine. There are three recognized subspecies of the house mouse. These mice thrive in a number of locations including fields, houses, and commercial structures. An adult male house mouse can have a body length of up to 3.9 in, and tail length...

42_ab721bccab54c7f7ca8dd61e19cacdd4
2007-08-10 16:14:02

The Common House Mouse (Mus musculus), is the most numerous species of the genus Mus. It is the most common and populous mammalian species on earth, besides humans. House mice almost always live in close proximity to humans. Laboratory mice belong to strains of house mice and are some of the most important model organisms in biology and medicine. They are by far the most commonly used laboratory mammal. House mice are light brown to black, with short hair and a light belly. The ears and...

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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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