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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,...

2014-02-05 00:20:33

BASEL, Switzerland, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On track to meet growth objectives -- Sales $14.7 billion, up 3 percent; up 5 percent at constant exchange rates -- Integrated sales up 6 percent(1) -- underlying growth excluding corn rootworm royalty 8 percent(1) -- EBITDA $2.9 billion: 7 percent lower -- lower royalty income, non-recurring seeds costs -- Earnings per share(2) $19.30: 12 percent lower -- Proposed dividend increased by 5...

2014-01-22 12:25:44

Highlights in this week's Molecular Biology and Evolution The baker's yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae has been associated with human activities for thousands of years, being the primary biological agent in baking, brewing, winemaking and other fermentation processes. It is also one of the most important model organisms in molecular biology and genetics research. For a long time, the history and evolution of this important yeast has been a completely mystery, but recent advances in genome...

2014-01-08 23:22:27

RnRMarketResearch.com adds “Mice Model Market – by Type [Inbred, Knockout, Conditioned], Technology [Microinjection, Embryonic Stem Cell], Disease [Oncology, Immunology, CNS], Service [Breeding, Cryopreservation, Quarantine] & Care Products [Cages, Bedding, Feed] – Forecasts to 2018” to its store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) January 08, 2014 Over the years, the mice model market, which includes models and services, has witnessed many innovations that have led to an increase in the...

2014-01-08 16:26:59

DUBLIN, January 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/l9kr5g/aqua_feed_market) has announced the addition of the "Global Aqua Feed Market Report 2013 - Trends & Forecasts To 2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/l9kr5g/aqua_feed_market ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Fish require energy and essential nutrients for body-maintenance, movement,...

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

Brown University 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. Not so in Candida lusitaniae, where the two programs work in unison, according to a new study in Nature. Comparison with other species suggests that this fusion may support C. lusitaniae’s “haploid lifestyle” of maintaining only one set of chromosomes in each cell. From a biological point of view,...

Cocaine And Methamphetamine Response Differ Between Two Substrains Of 'Black 6' Laboratory Mouse
2013-12-20 06:45:36

Jackson Laboratory Researchers including Jackson Laboratory Professor Gary Churchill, Ph.D., have found a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) difference in cocaine and methamphetamine response between two substrains of the C57BL/6 or "Black 6" inbred laboratory mouse, pointing to Cyfip2 as a regulator of cocaine response with a possible role in addiction. The research team, led by Joseph Takahashi, Ph.D., of University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and the Howard Hughes Medical...

2013-12-19 23:23:22

St. George’s to Utilize DNA2.0’s GeneGPS® Expression Technology to Increase Protein Expression in Tobacco for the Production of Therapeutic Antibodies Menlo Park, Calif. (PRWEB) December 19, 2013 DNA2.0 has entered into a research collaboration with the Infection and Immunity Research Centre at St. George’s, University of London, to support the development of plant-based biopharmaceuticals. Professor Julian Ma and his research group at St. George’s have made significant...

2013-11-25 23:03:56

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Research and Forecast of Functional Red Yeast Rice Market in China, 2013-2017. London (PRWEB) November 25, 2013 Functional red yeast rice can accelerate blood circulation and food digestion. Besides, it has amazing effect on cholesterin lowing, blood lipid regulation and the improvement of cardiovascular health. China firstly found and applied red yeast rice, but the technology is backward and the market is chaotic. In recent...


Latest Model organisms Reference Libraries

Ossabaw Island Hog
2014-09-02 09:37:37

The Ossabaw Island hog, also known as the Ossabaw Island, is a breed of pig that developed from a herd of feral pigs on Ossabaw Island, Georgia in the United States. The original population of hogs was brought to the island by the Spaniards during the sixteenth century for the purpose of later consumption, which was a typical practice during Spanish exploration at that time. The pigs became isolated on the island for hundreds of years and had little interaction with domestic pig breeds or...

Western Clawed Frog, Xenopus, tropicalis
2014-08-21 10:26:56

The western clawed frog is also known as the tropical clawed frog and is found widespread in the regions of Nigeria, Liberia, Gambia, Guinea, Cameroon, the Ivory coast, and surrounding areas. The habitat for the western clawed frog is moist areas in tropical and subtropical rivers, lakes, marshes, swamps, agricultural ponds, and canals. The body color of the western clawed frog is light to dark brown and covered with grey and black spots. The eyes protrude up from the head. Tubercles...

Fraser’s Clawed Frog, Xenopus fraseri
2014-08-21 10:15:53

The Fraser’s clawed frog also known as Fraser’s platanna is wide spread with an abundant population throughout Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and Rwanda. The habitat of this species of frog is tropical and subtropical lowlands where there are forests, rivers, freshwater lakes, marshes, ponds and streams. The Fraser’s clawed frog is a water dependent species using it for living and...

African Clawed Frog, Xenopus laevis
2014-08-18 16:16:15

The African clawed frog is found in its natural habitat throughout Africa. However, it has been introduced in North America, South America and Europe. This species is fully aquatic and is found abundantly in ponds, lakes, and rivers. The body color of the African clawed frog is a greenish grey and the skin is smooth and slippery with blotches of grey or brown on the back. The belly is a cream colored with a yellow tint. The average length of this species is five inches. The body and head...

Auckland Island Pig
2014-08-07 11:44:58

The Auckland Island pig is a breed of feral pig that resides on Auckland Island in New Zealand. During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, domestic pigs were released onto many sub-Antarctic islands, including Auckland Island, by Europeans who wanted stranded sailors or whalers to have a steady supply of food when visiting these uninhabited islands. This process began in 1807 and after several other releases occurring between 1840 and the 1890’s, the pigs began to establish a healthy...

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