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Genome Sequenced For Asiatic Pear
2012-06-12 12:43:04

The first sequencing of the Asiatic pear genome has recently been completed by an international consortium of seven worldwide universities and institutions including the University of Illinois.

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2011-04-04 20:44:18

A geneticist jumped at the chance to help sequence the genome of the woodland strawberry – a close relative of the apple that blooms in a mere 15 weeks, making his work much more efficient.

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2009-01-22 13:50:17

A new, late-ripening apple named WineCrispâ„¢ which carries the Vf gene for scab resistance was developed over the past 20 plus years through classical breeding techniques, not genetic engineering.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.