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Top Genomes of 2012

Top Genomes of 2012 | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
What researchers learned as they dug through some of the most interesting genomes sequenced this year (RT @MartineBotany: Top Genomes of 2012 from The Scientist Magazine® http://t.co/wT9PVwrF via...
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Genetic and species diversity of crops, trees, livestock, fish, pollinators, microbes etc etc
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Preventing a Future Without Chocolate - The New Yorker

Preventing a Future Without Chocolate - The New Yorker | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
A tropical greenhouse in drizzly Reading, England, is on the front lines of a war against bugs, blights, and confectionary ruin.
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Maharashtra Gene Bank Project to conserve indigenous breed

Maharashtra Gene Bank initiates a project to conserve indigenous breed conservation. Watch full news here : http://youtu.be/oyTgEXQbQ7I.
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British crop wild relatives on show

I fear we may have omitted to mention that a selection of Britain’s crop wild relatives would feature in one of the gardens on show at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Malvern Spring Festival.
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Conserving biodiversity through certification of tropical agroforestry crops at local and landscape scales

Conserving biodiversity through certification of tropical agroforestry crops at local and landscape scales | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
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Incentives to conserve agricultural biodiversity – Peru at the forefront

Incentives to conserve agricultural biodiversity – Peru at the forefront | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Peru is developing an incentive scheme for the conservation of its rich crop diversity, with scientific support from Bioversity International.
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The doomsday vault: the seeds that could save a post-apocalyptic world - The Guardian

The doomsday vault: the seeds that could save a post-apocalyptic world - The Guardian | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
The long read: Set in an Arctic mountainside, the Svalbard seed bank contains the world’s most prized crops.
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Infographic - What is agricultural biodiversity?

Infographic - What is agricultural biodiversity? | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
What is agricultural biodiversity? In this infographic, Bioversity International takes us through the definition, and some examples of how people interact and create biodiversity.
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WSU researchers, Sleuth Resurrect 'Lost' Apples of the Palouse - Twin Falls Times-News

PULLMAN, Wash. • Researchers at Washington State University have teamed with an amateur apple detective to bring fruit varieties thought extinct back to life.
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DOI see the future of genebank documentation?

Mike Jackson, indefatigable blogger and former manager of the IRRI genebank (among other things), is on a mission. I’m on the editorial board of Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution.
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Artists' residencies at Australian Grains Genebank on the Wimmera Plains grow ... - Sydney Morning Herald

Artists' residencies at Australian Grains Genebank on the Wimmera Plains grow ... - Sydney Morning Herald | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is a modern-day Noah's Ark buried deep in a mountain on an island north of the Arctic Circle.
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How this seedbank saved its precious seeds from Syria's civil war (Video) - Treehugger

How this seedbank saved its precious seeds from Syria's civil war (Video) - Treehugger | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
The conflict in Syria not only has killed and displaced millions of people, it is also threatening agricultural biodiversity and a genetic heritage that has been passed down for generations.
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The rough value of genebanks

In 2012, The NPGS [the US National Plant Germplasm System] budget was approximately $47 million. Funding for the NPGS has been relatively stagnant over time.
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Why Do We Need Genebanks: The World's International Genebank Managers Tell Us

The importance of safeguarding biodiversity is a key element of future food security worldwide. Collaboration between the Crop Trust and international ...
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The First GMO Is 8000 Years Old - Smithsonian

The First GMO Is 8000 Years Old
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Doucleff writes that scientist from Peru's International Potato Center, a genebank and research institution devoted to all things potato, looked at the genes of 291 sweet potato varieties grown worldwide.
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Patterns of domestication in the Ethiopian oil-seed crop noug (Guizotia abyssinica)

Patterns of domestication in the Ethiopian oil-seed crop noug (Guizotia abyssinica) | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
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Xylella fastidiosa not fastidious at all

The NY Times is the latest media outlet to freak out about Italian olives. There’s quite a lot to freak out about.
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Palmyra’s grapes

Remember our discussion of Ruoppolo’s grapes? You know, the ones with the weirdly shaped berries and the confused synonymy?
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For all the soybeans in China

For all the soybeans in China | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
There’s a chart in last week’s issue of The Economist that really got my attention. Here it is:
What in tarnation has been happening to soybean production in China? It looks really bad, especially compared to what’s happening to the other crops.
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Why agricultural biodiversity must be embedded into sustainable development policies

Why agricultural biodiversity must be embedded into sustainable development policies | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
On the International Day for Biological Diversity, M. Ann Tutwiler hands over her blog to special guest Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity.
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Free Ebook Cannabis, Evolution and Ethnobotany

Cannabis, Evolution and Ethnobotany by Robert C Clarke, Mark D Merlin. Free Download Link Medical Book : http://is.gd/4o7jT5.
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A pioneer passes

A pioneer passes | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Trevor Williams, one of the key early figures in the movement to conserve crop diversity, has passed away at 76. Mike Jackson has done a great job of summarizing Trevor’s pivotal contribution to the field over at his blog.
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Saving the banana. Again

Australian banana farming changed forever last month. That’s because TR4 was detected on two farms in north Queensland, representing probably the greatest ever threat to the A$ 400 million industry.
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In memory of Mitsuaki Tanabe

In memory of Mitsuaki Tanabe | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mitsuaki Tanabe, renowned Japanese artist and conservationist who created two banana sculptures for Bioversity International in honour of agricultural biodiversity.
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