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Wheat Genome Sequenced
2012-11-28 22:25:23

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Wheat is an incredibly important crop. Considered one of the “big three” global crops, wheat accounts for 20% of total calories consumed by human beings. As much as 35% of the entire planet depend on wheat for their very existence. With wheat being so important to the survival of the human race, an internal group of scientists decided it was time to learn more about this important grain and set out to complete the...

barley genome key to better beer
2012-10-18 04:57:32

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Imagine a hot summer day, sitting in the cheap seats at your favorite baseball park. You have your hot dog, your giant foam finger, and a beer. Does life get any better than this? Can scientists build a better beer? An international consortium of scientists believes so, and they have been mapping the genome of barley to help produce new and better varieties, vital for the beer and whiskey industries. Their results have been published...

Gluten And T-Cell Observations Offer Insight Into Celiac Disease
2012-10-12 11:48:32

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Observations of the relationship between gluten and T-cells in the immune system have allowed researchers from Monash University to get a better understanding on how celiac disease comes into being. According to the scientists, the disorder impacts a significant part of the population--specifically 1 in 133 people. Due to immune response genes HLA-DQ2 or HLA-DQ8, almost half of the population is susceptible to contracting celiac...

2012-10-09 13:10:06

Researchers call for more research but comprehensive 12-country analysis suggests hungry region produces only 10% of possible wheat yield; could become more self-sufficient in wheat production as hedge against rising expensive imports In releasing the first ever comprehensive report on sub-Saharan Africa's economic and biological potential for producing wheat, scientists said today that the region's farmers may be growing only 10 to 25 percent of the production the research suggests is...

2012-09-20 23:00:46

Although Gluten might be an important ingredient in many food products humans consumer daily, new medical research as well as a stunning new article posted on Health and Wellness portal BeWellBuzz.com have discovered significant differences between Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity which have given medical scientists a great start to find ways to combat the medical health risks of Gluten for the American food consumer. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) September 20, 2012 Although Gluten might be an...


Latest Wheat Reference Libraries

Cash crop
2013-08-05 12:49:51

Cash crop is a term used to reference a profitable crop for farmers. Plants like cotton and tobacco are a few cash crops farmer tend to deal with. These crops do not stay with the farmer for their livestock feed or used in the home, rather, in many cases they are exported; thus creating revenue for the farmer. The price of cash crops is largely based on supply and demand in more developed countries, where the supply is actually coming from lesser developed areas. When a bumper crop, that...

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2013-03-16 00:00:00

Aaron Aaronsohn (1876-May 15, 1919) was a renowned Romanian-born Jewish agronomist, botanist, traveler, entrepreneur, and Zionist politician. He was born in Bacău, Romania, and brought Palestine, then part of the Turkish Ottoman Empire, at the age of six, when his parents were among the founders of Zichron Yaakov, one of the pioneer Jewish agricultural settlements of the First Aliyah. After his study in France, Aaron Aaronsohn botanically mapped Palestine and its surroundings and...

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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'