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Genetic and species diversity of crops, trees, livestock, fish, pollinators, microbes etc etc
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'Stay green' DNA helps crops in drought

'Stay green' DNA helps crops in drought | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
ScienceAlert'Stay green' DNA helps crops in droughtScienceAlertThe ICARDA gene bank holds the largest collection of barley genetic resources in the world, including wild types and land races with tremendous potential for genetic variation in...
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Ogba Zoological Garden… a tourist centre to behold

Ogba Zoological Garden… a tourist centre to behold | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
BusinessDayOgba Zoological Garden… a tourist centre to beholdBusinessDayIt is a gene bank where you can find rare species of flora and fauna. It is of interest for scientific research, in fact many universities come here for fieldwork.
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Plant Diversity in Hmong and Mien Homegardens in Northern Thailand

Plant Diversity in Hmong and Mien Homegardens in Northern Thailand | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Plant Diversity in Hmong and Mien Homegardens in Northern Thailand.
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Chinese Oolong Tea Tasting

Chinese Oolong Tea Tasting | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Chinese Oolong Adventure: A trip to the historic tea-producing regions of China reveals ancient, rich traditions. By Manuela Zoninsein (RT @ZesterDaily: Are China's ancient tea traditions in jeopardy?
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@inaturalist observations now on @GBIF

@inaturalist observations now on @GBIF | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it

RT @KewGIS: great!@inaturalist observations now being indexed by @GBIF #citizenscience http://t.co/TrWUPxVu...

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Global Gathering Features Leading Authorities on Cassava Research

Global Gathering Features Leading Authorities on Cassava Research | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Presentations to address a wide variety of issues impacting production and food security ST. LOUIS, MO, May 29, 2012—An impressive lineup of the leaders in cassava research and development from around the globe will present during the second...
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Nature: The tomato genome sequence provides insights into fleshy fruit evolution

Nature: The tomato genome sequence provides insights into fleshy fruit evolution | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) is a major crop plant and a model system for fruit development. Solanum is one of the largest angiosperm genera and includes annual and perennial plants from diverse habitats.

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Unique author identification with ORCHID: Scientists: your number is up

Unique author identification with ORCHID: Scientists: your number is up | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
ORCID scheme will give researchers unique identifiers to improve tracking of publications.

In 2011, Y. Wang was the world’s most prolific author of scientific publications, with 3,926 to their name — a rate of more than 10 per day. T

 

This confusing problem could be solved following the launch later this year of the Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID), an identifier system that will distinguish between authors who share the same name.

Just as barcodes at the supermarket allow the till to distinguish a tomato from a turnip, ORCID aims to reliably attribute research outputs to their true author by assigning every scientist on the planet a machine-readable, 16-digit unique digital identifier. If ORCID takes off, it could revolutionize research management, vastly increase the precision and breadth of scientific metrics and help in developing new analyses of, for example, social networks.


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Denver researcher works to study, preserve coffee beans' gene pool

Denver researcher works to study, preserve coffee beans' gene pool | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Coffee didnt alter the direction of Sarada Krishnans life. It merely flowed through it.
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Let the Oceans Help Solve Hunger Crisis

Let the Oceans Help Solve Hunger Crisis | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
What we have here is an opportunity to make a tangible difference in the battle against global hunger while restoring the health and bounty of the world's oceans. What a rare opportunity to benefit both man and ocean all at the same time.
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Integrating Apiculture in Riparian Buffers

Integrating Apiculture in Riparian Buffers | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
RT @AgForInsight: Integrating Apiculture in Riparian Buffers http://t.co/9ceExnWf #agroforestry #bees via @AgroforestryBC...
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Agrobiodiversity education in context

Agrobiodiversity education in context | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
A piece on “Generating the next generation” by Nigel Chaffey in his latest, always indispensable, Plant Cuttings had me trawling around for an hour or so last night amid botanical teaching resources, looking for stuff that might ...
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Chile to house South America's first microbial gene bank

Chile to house South America's first microbial gene bank | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Chile to house South America's first microbial gene bankSantiago TimesIn a conference to announce the new plan, INIA National Director Pedro Bustos Valdivia said that just as gene banks conserve flora so as to regenerate biodiversity in the case of...
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The tomato genome sequence provides insights into fleshy fruit evolution : Nature : Nature Publishing Group

The tomato genome sequence provides insights into fleshy fruit evolution : Nature : Nature Publishing Group | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) is a major crop plant and a model system for fruit development. Solanum is one of the largest angiosperm genera and includes annual and perennial plants from diverse habitats.
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Plenty of Fish in the Sea?

Plenty of Fish in the Sea? | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
RT @WorldFishCenter: Is the scientific community aligned in it's pessimism of the ocean's #fish stocks?
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The hidden diversity of offices – what microbes are lurking there?

The hidden diversity of offices – what microbes are lurking there? | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Microbiology of the Built Environment - Site for the MicroBEnet project (RT @phylogenomics: New #microBEnet blog post:: The hidden diversity of offices - what microbes are lurking there?
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Ketchup’s Chinese origins: how it evolved from fish sauce to today’s tomato condiment

Ketchup’s Chinese origins: how it evolved from fish sauce to today’s tomato condiment | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Fast food is America’s signature export, and one of its most pervasive: Every day another few outlets open in Europe or Asia, spreading the distinctively American diet to the world.
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Global system for monitoring vegetation disturbance launched

Global system for monitoring vegetation disturbance launched | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
The redoubtable Mongabay.com has just announced the beta version of the Global Forest Disturbance Alert System (GloF-DAS).
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FAO Statistical Yearbook 2012: all you ever wanted to know about world crop yields and tonnages

FAO Statistical Yearbook 2012: all you ever wanted to know about world crop yields and tonnages | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it

"The 2012 edition of the FAO Statistical Yearbook presents a visual synthesis of the major trends and factors shaping the global food and agricultural landscape and their interplay with broader environmental, social and economic dimensions.

 

In doing so, it strives to serve as a unique reference point on the state of world food and agriculture for policy-makers, donor agencies, researchers and analysts as well as the general public.

 

The book is subdivided into four thematic parts:

 

The setting measures the state of the agricultural resource base, by assessing the supply of land, labour, capital, inputs and the state of infrastructure, and also examines the pressure on the world food system stemming from demographic and macroeconomic change

 

Hunger dimensions gauges the state of food insecurity and malnutrition, measuring the multitude of dimensions that give rise to and shape undernourishment

 

Feeding the world evaluates the past and present capacity of world agricultural production and the role of trade in meeting changing food, feed and other demands

 

Sustainability dimensions examines the sustainability of agriculture in the context of the pressure it exerts on the environment including the interaction of agriculture with climate change, and how it can provide ecosystem services in relation to the bio-based economy"


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Plant Science Papers: Elsevier's Most Downloaded 2011

Plant Science Papers: Elsevier's Most Downloaded 2011 | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it

The top five plant science papers downloaded from Elsevier's journals in 2011:

 

Reactive oxygen species and antioxidant machinery in abiotic stress tolerance in crop plants
Plant Physiology and Biochemistry
Gill, S.S.; Tuteja, N.


2 Protein kinase signaling networks in plant innate immunity
Current Opinion in Plant Biology
Tena, G.; Boudsocq, M.; Sheen, J.

 

3 Regulation of flowering in rice: two florigen genes, a complex gene network, and natural variation
Current Opinion in Plant Biology
Tsuji, H.; Taoka, K.i.; Shimamoto, K.

 

4 Long non-coding RNAs and chromatin regulation
Current Opinion in Plant Biology
De Lucia, F.; Dean, C.

 

5 Epigenetic contribution to stress adaptation in plants
Current Opinion in Plant Biology
Mirouze, M.; Paszkowski, J.

 


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Local truffles on the decline, warns expert

Local truffles on the decline, warns expert | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Gulf TimesLocal truffles on the decline, warns expertGulf Times...
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Use digital tools to showcase your career and your work

Use digital tools to showcase your career and your work | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Journalists have lots of tools for showcasing our work. If you’re a college student or recent graduate looking for work or a veteran journalist out of work or looking for a better job, you ne...
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The Tomato: Ripe, Juicy and Bursting With Genes

The Tomato: Ripe, Juicy and Bursting With Genes | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Plant geneticists who sequenced the tomato’s genome in hope of breeding better specimens found that it has 31,760 genes — about 7,000 more than a person. (RT @SpringerPlants: More genes than humans?
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PhilRice exec urges farmers to think green, plant smart

PhilRice exec urges farmers to think green, plant smart | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
PhilRice exec urges farmers to think green, plant smartBusiness MirrorThe institute's gene bank houses more than 12000 accessions that serve as materials for breeding work.
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