Favero, Ap; Simpson, Ce; Valls, Jfm; Vello, Na, 2006: Study of the Evolution of Cultivated Peanut through Crossability Studies among Arachis ipaensis, A duranensis, and A hypogaea (@GeneticLiteracy @NewYorker Also
Pistachio farming is a pretty complicated business. For one thing, only the female trees bear fruit. And only every other year. So even small problems with a harvest can have big effects, like wild spikes in price.
Ecuadorian scientists have revived a new species of yeast from pre-Incan tomb, illuminating prehistoric life (RT @emilylenajones: New species of yeast from pre-Incan tomb http://t.co/J68D4ByZyI #archaeology)...
Radio Australia Australia adds 10000 samples including native plants to the Global Seed Vault ... Radio Australia The leader of the Australian Grains Genebank Dr Sally Norton escorted some of the new additions to the centre.
Gethin Chamberlain joins the desperate race to save girls stolen from their parents in India – and uncovers a flourishing slave trade (RT @AndrewBuncombe: Gripping stuff on modern day slavery in India by @newsandpics via @HelenClarkUNDP
As Brazil revises its national biodiversity and action plan, a global initiative of the Global Environment Facility led by Brazil, Kenya, Sri Lanka and Turkey and coordinated by Bioversity International is helping to set the agenda.
As the home of the potato, peru has proven an ideal location fot the world's largest 'Potato Library', writes Felicity Powell (RT @CGIAR: Press clip: Peru’s Potato Genebank leading the way in research and conservation
In a recent Al Jazeera article, Dr Stephan Weise, Deputy Director General of Research at Bioversity, explains the need to diversify banana production as a fungal disease continues to devastate banana production around the world.
One item of agricultural biodiversity interest from my visit to Bologna last weekend, this rather charming 1926 poster. It offers, as you can see, American vines. And here’s my question: varieties, or Phylloxera-resistant rootstocks?
There is concern that the work of small farmers as custodians of diversity will be undone by the G8 New Alliance, writes Claire Provost (RT @guardianeco: Ethiopia seed bank's novel approach to preserving diversity under threat
The Gurung tribespeople of Nepal have been collecting honey from Himalayan cliffs for centuries, but now their lifestyle is under threat from commercialisation and tours offering visitors a chance to 'join a honey hunt'.
Many thanks to my colleague Amanda Dobson for this photo (click to embiggen) from the DDR Museum in Berlin. Sometimes one prefers a little less agricultural biodiversity in one’s food — and beverages — doesn’t one?