Latest Transgenic plant Stories
A new data-driven statistical model that incorporates the surrounding landscape in unprecedented detail describes the transfer of an inserted bacterial gene via pollen and seed dispersal in cotton plants more accurately than previously available methods.
The agricultural biotechnology market is expected to hit $12 billion in 2015, driven by improved crop yield and productivity, cost reduction and the development of pest and diseases resistant crops.
Crop specialists in Kenya and Uganda have laid the groundwork for confined field trials to commence later this year for new varieties of maize genetically modified to survive recurrent droughts that threaten over 300 million Africans for whom maize is life.
Transgenic corn's resistance to pests has benefitted even non-transgenic corn, a new study led by scientists from the University of Minnesota shows.
Widespread planting of genetically modified Bt corn throughout the Upper Midwest has suppressed populations of the European corn borer, a major insect pest of corn, with the majority of the economic benefits going to growers who do not plant Bt corn.
TSX symbol: SBS CALGARY, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - SemBioSys Genetics Inc. (TSX:SBS) today announced that the United States Patent and Trade Mark Office has granted the Company U.S. patent 7,786,352 entitled "Methods for the Production of Apolipoproteins in Transgenic Plants".
A Purdue University researcher has found a sort of fountain of youth for tomatoes that extends their shelf life by about a week.
Many US farmers who grow genetically engineered (GE) crops are realizing substantial economic and environmental benefits -- such as lower production costs, fewer pest problems, reduced use of pesticides, and better yields -- compared with conventional crops.
Since 1996, crop plants genetically modified to produce bacterial proteins that are toxic to certain insects, yet safe for people, have been planted on more than 200 million hectares worldwide.
Genetically modified squash plants that are resistant to a debilitating viral disease become more vulnerable to a fatal bacterial infection, according to biologists.