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Genetic Study Tackles Slow Plant Domestication Mystery

Genetic Study Tackles Slow Plant Domestication Mystery

By Diana Lutz, Washington University in St. Louis Domestication genes tend to be insensitive to the rest of the genome and to the environment. Could finding this subset of robust genes have slowed things down? “The Modern View of...

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2014-03-19 23:32:43

Four Hollywood style films honor flower breeders worldwide. Tokyo, Japan (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 To honor the contributions of flower breeders worldwide, Suntory Flowers is launching an exciting new film series that captures the passion, dedication, and even danger behind plant breeding. Distilling decades of epic plant exploration stories, the four Hollywood style short films bring to the small screen the drama of plant exploration in just a few minutes. As adventurous explorers seeking...

Farmers Breed Better Fish Using Genetic Chip
2014-02-14 13:07:00

University of Edinburgh Atlantic salmon production could be boosted by a new technology that will help select the best fish for breeding. The development will enable salmon breeders to improve the quality of their stock and its resistance to disease. A chip loaded with hundreds of thousands of pieces of DNA – each holding a fragment of the salmon's genetic code – will allow breeders to detect fish with the best genes. It does so by detecting variations in the genetic code of...

2014-02-11 08:33:34

NEW YORK, February 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BreedIT Corp (OTC: BRDT; "BreedIT" or the "Company"), through its Israeli subsidiary, BreedIT Ltd., the exclusive worldwide license holder and distributor of highly sophisticated agro-breeding solutions software for plant breeders and researchers, today announced that the Company is focusing certain business development efforts on emerging medical Cannabis markets worldwide starting with an Israeli medical device maker....

2014-01-24 08:21:37

Wheat Consortium to receive EUR 1 million from Bayer CropScience to complete physical maps. Sequencing wheat genome will accelerate improved wheat variety development. Target traits are yield potential and resistance against drought, diseases, and pests. BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC) announced today that it will receive approximately EUR1 million over the next six months from Bayer CropScience (BCS) to...

2014-01-23 08:32:13

NEW YORK, January 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BreedIT Corp (OTC: BRDT; "BreedIT" or the "Company"), through its Israeli subsidiary, BreedIT Ltd., the exclusive worldwide license holder and distributor of highly sophisticated agro-breeding solutions software for plant breeders and researchers, today issued a letter to shareholders commenting on progress made in 2013 and its business plan for 2014 and beyond. The year ended December 31, 2013 was a significant year of change...

2014-01-21 12:23:32

PHOENIX, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Yulex Corporation, an agricultural biomaterials company, today announced the opening of a Seed & Genetics Center focused on plant breeding, molecular genetics and development of agronomic best practices to support the global cultivation of sustainable guayule plantations for medical, consumer, industrial and bioenergy applications. Yulex's Seed & Genetics Center will support the global commercial development of guayule. Guayule plant...

2014-01-03 12:23:49

BEIJING, Jan. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Origin Agritech Limited (NASDAQ: SEED) ("Origin" or the "Company"), a technology-focused supplier of crop seeds in China, today announced that the Company will report results for its fiscal year 2013 ended September 30, 2013, before the market opens on Wednesday, January 8, 2014. The Company will host a teleconference on January 8, 2014, at 8:00 a.m. ET / 9:00 p.m. Beijing time to discuss the results. To participate in the call, please dial...

Tweaking A 'Hybrid Vigor' Gene Could Generate Higher Crop Yields
2013-12-27 06:46:05

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Every gardener knows the look of a ripe tomato. That bright red color, that warm earthy smell, and the sweet juicy flavor are hard to resist. But commercial tomato plants have a very different look from the backyard garden variety, which can grow endlessly under the right conditions to become tall and lanky. Tomatoes that will be canned for sauces and juice are harvested from plants that stop growing earlier than classic tomato varieties, and are therefore...

2013-12-04 08:30:05

TraitUP(TM) platform applicability now validated with soy, corn and rice, in addition to vegetable seeds SHARSHERET, Israel, Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Morflora's revolutionary TraitUP(TM) technology won the Best Novel Agricultural Biotechnology in the Agrow Awards prestigious competition. The award recognizes the most significant practical application of a novel biotechnology to the advancement of crop protection and agriculture. (Photo:...

2013-12-03 13:39:36

New research from New Zealand will help to breed new onions tailored to grow in specific conditions. Onions, the third largest vegetable crop in the world, form a bulb in response to lengthening days, however the molecular mechanisms controlling this response were not previously known. Research undertaken by Plant & Food Research and the University of Otago has identified the gene controlling bulb development, the first step in discovering genetic markers that can be used as tools to...


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Heirloom plant
2013-09-20 13:16:15

Heirloom plants are plants that were grown centuries ago, handed down through the generations, and are still grown today without genetic modification. Heirloom plants maintain their traits year after year even though they are subjected to open pollination. Growing heirlooms is becoming more popular in North America and Europe because of their resistance to disease, pests, and extreme weather. Plants that have been genetically altered through artificial means, otherwise known as hybrids,...

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