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Tungro resistance in rice

...has broken down.(Tungro resistance in rice http://t.co/OkynGYZD #GRISP2012 @RiceResearch...)...
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Genetic and species diversity of crops, trees, livestock, fish, pollinators, microbes etc etc
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Open-access review on landscape initiatives in Latin America and the Caribbean

Open-access review on landscape initiatives in Latin America and the Caribbean | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
An open-access review of integrated landscape initiatives in Latin America and the Caribbean is now available. We interviewed one of the authors, Bioversity International scientist Natalia Estrada-Carmona.
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Agrigento: Vines, Olives and Almonds Produce Funds to Save the Temples - Corriere della Sera English

Agrigento: Vines, Olives and Almonds Produce Funds to Save the Temples - Corriere della Sera English | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Agrigento: Vines, Olives and Almonds Produce Funds to Save the Temples Corriere della Sera English “At the Expo we will be presenting three hundred display cases, each with a different variety of almond from our Museo vivente del mandorlo, a “gene...
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Robert Rhoades remembered

It was just over four years ago that Prof. Robert Rhoades, pioneer of agricultural anthropology, passed away. He’s remembered this month in a Special Issue of the journal Culture, Agriculture, Food and Environment entitled Tending the Field.
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Mango genes find a storage - ABP News

Mango genes find a storage - ABP News | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
ABP News Mango genes find a storage ABP News A joint venture of state directorate of horticulture and the Central Horticulture Experiment Station, Ainginia, which functions under the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), the Saptasajya...
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Explore the importance of the world's forests in Rome, Italy

Explore the importance of the world's forests in Rome, Italy | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
The world’s forests are under the spotlight in Rome, Italy this week for World Forest Week and FAO’s 22nd Committee on Forestry (COFO 22) including a Bioversity International side-event.
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Sergey Alexanian RIP

It is with great sadness that we received news of the death of Dr Sergey Alexanian, Deputy Director of Foreign Relations at the Vavilov Institute, Russia’s historic national genebank. Sergey was a friend as well as a colleague and collaborator.
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Food policy ignores genebanks, so what else is new?

IFPRI’s latest Global Food Policy Report is out. I know because I was at the launch a couple of days ago in Berlin.
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Saving Coral: Coral Gene Bank

SCBI's Dr. Mary Hagedorn freezes coral sperm from the Great Barrier Reef. This sperm will go into Australia's frozen repository of coral genetic material, wh.
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Cacao diversity: for smallholders, economies and gourmands

Cacao diversity: for smallholders, economies and gourmands | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
On 12 June at The World Cocoa Conference 2014 M. Ann Tutwiler, Director General of Bioversity International will lead a panel and raise awareness about protecting the diversity of cacao.
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Oldie but goldie story of sweet potatoes traveling back to NZ

The Māori kumara would have been lost were it not for the efforts of a Yen, who collected 617 kumara varieties from all over the world during the 1950s and 1960s.
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Italy Begins Drive to Save Historical Rice Varieties - Oryza

Italy Begins Drive to Save Historical Rice Varieties - Oryza | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Italy Begins Drive to Save Historical Rice Varieties Oryza Genes of nearly 1,300 old generation domestic rice varieties dating back to 1860 have been preserved in the gene bank of Italy's Ente Nazionale Risi, the National agency for rice, and are...
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How are forest genetic resources involved in responding to climate change?

According to Ian Dawson, one of the authors of a recent review led by Rene Alfaro in Forest Ecology and Management, it depends… The evidence for the negative effects of climate change on forests globally is mounting, with a good example being the...
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Wellesbourne set for the next 5 years

If there was ever any doubt about the future of the UK’s vegetables genebank at Wellesbourne, this should settle it: Warwick Crop Centre at the University of Warwick has won a five year contract from Defra to continue to host the UK Vegetable...
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Celebrating 40 years of agricultural biodiversity research 

Celebrating 40 years of agricultural biodiversity research  | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
M. Ann Tutwiler, Director General, reflects on Bioversity International's past, present and future, in her special 40th anniversary DG Dialogues blog.
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Good times for Seeds of Time

We somehow missed the news that Seeds of Time, Sandy McCloud‘s documentary about pioneering seed saver Cary Fowler, had won the Audience Award at the San Francisco Green Film Festival. Congratulations to all concerned.
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Women farming wild species in West Africa

Women farming wild species in West Africa | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Women play an important role in domesticating nutritious wild species in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger both for sale and home consumption. 
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Hermiston plant scientist works to raise vitamin content in potatoes - East Oregonian (subscription)

Hermiston plant scientist works to raise vitamin content in potatoes - East Oregonian (subscription) | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Hermiston plant scientist works to raise vitamin content in potatoes East Oregonian (subscription) Goyer's team got hundreds of species of potatoes from the U.S. Potato Gene Bank and started testing.
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Pure and Simple? Cheese and Ghee

Pure and Simple?  Cheese and Ghee | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Almost exactly a hundred years, in 1917, in Calcutta in India a controversy flared up about ghee (clarified butter). There ghee is no ordinary foodstuff. It is a wondrous golden substance, the gift of the holy cow.
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PNG genebank Visit 2012 Draft Movie

Draft movie, no diffusion.
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Pisum phylogeny illustrated in really cool way

Pisum phylogeny illustrated in really cool way | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Yeah, sure, you can publish your Pisum phylogenetic tree the usual way: But isn’t it a whole lot better to do it like this? That’s the author, Mike Ambrose of the John Innes Centre Germplasm Resources Unit showing off his handiwork.
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How much do rural communities benefit from trees?

It never rains but it pours. Ian Dawson follows up his post last week on tree genetic resources and climate change with a piece on how tree genetic resources contribute to livelihoods. Maybe we can now persuade him to mash the two up?
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Sharing Genesys data made easier

And yeah, I know, it takes two to tango, and it’s not exactly easy to share that Genesys data either, less easy than sharing the Iraqi atlas map if we are honest. We’re working on that… That was back in May.
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Zeroing in on the Sustainable Development Goals

I don’t know exactly what a zero draft is, but the one for the Sustainable Development Goals is out. Remember, these are what will replace the Millennium Development Goals, when that battle is declared won.
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Action needed to safeguard genetic diversity of the world's forests

Action needed to safeguard genetic diversity of the world's forests | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
The State of the World's Forest Genetic Resources report constitutes a major step in building the knowledge base required for action towards better conservation and sustainable management of the planet's precious forest genetic resources.
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The future of genebanks unfolds, a bit

The potential benefits of recent developments in DNA sequencing technologies to both collection management and use will also be explored during the course of the project.
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