Commodity OnlineIRRI to sequence genome of 10000 rice varietiesCommodity Online"The ultimate goal is to sequence 10000 rice strains selected from the rice gene bank collections at IRRI."Bicheng Yang, director of branding and communication, BGI.
Across Mexico, chunks of bacalao are sitting in water, being de-salted for dinner at midnight on the 24th. The middle class Christmas dinner reflects the Spanish tradition. A dish of bacalao a la vizcaína (salt cod Biscay-style) is an...
Produced from the gum of Boswellia trees, frankincense production is set to halve in the next 15 years due to fire, overgrazing, and attack by the long-horn beetle, a group of scientists has warned in the Journal of Applied Ecology.
"According to information available with ICAR ( Indian Council of Agricultural Research), research related to genetic modification is currently being carried out in 72 crops/plant species," Minister of State for Agriculture Harish Rawat said in a written reply to Lok Sabha. GM research is being carried in cotton, soyabean, rice, maize, wheat, sorghum, potato, brinjal, tomato, sugarcane, castor, blackgram, sunflower, jute, coffee, mustard, onion, ginger, tobacco, and chilli, among others, he added. "The traits being examined in these crop plants are abiotic and biotic stresses resistance, nutritional quality improvement, yield improvement etc," the minister said.
This is an impressive seed pod of Coco de mer, endemic to the Seychelles. Although this plant is protected by CITES, Will and Kate (Royals!) were given a specimen as a wedding present. Some say that due to its suggestive shape, some say this pod is an aphrodisiac.
Lodoicea maldivica, the sole member of the genus Lodoicea, is a palm endemic to the islands of Praslin and Curieuse in the Seychelles.
The chile manzano vine in the garden. 23 December 2011. And thank you to all of you who have read my posts, sent comments, and confirmed my instinct that blogging opens new doors to sharing ideas and information with others.
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UNEP's timely new publication concisely and graphically presents the mega trends of the 20 years following the first Rio conference, contrasting the dramatic changes that have taken place during that time.
Medicinal Plants Genomics Resource (MPGR) is an NIH funded project that provides transcript assembly sequences and annotation for those sequences from fourteen plants that are known or believed to contain natural compounds that are of interest to...
One billion. That's the number of hungry people worldwide. The effects are heartbreaking. Solutions are needed now to feed future generations. (RT @1billionhungry: How much food can a dollar buy in Cambodia, Pakistan and Egypt?
By 2100, climate change will bring big changes to Earth's ecosystems, with many plants and animals facing increasing competition for survival, finds a new NASA/Caltech study.
Researchers from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, Calif., investigated how Earth's plant life is likely to react over the next three centuries as Earth's climate changes in response to rising levels of human-produced greenhouse gases. Study results are published in the journal Climatic Change.
The model projections paint a portrait of increasing ecological change and stress in Earth's biosphere, with many plant and animal species facing increasing competition for survival, as well as significant species turnover, as some species invade areas occupied by other species. Most of Earth's land that is not covered by ice or desert is projected to undergo at least a 30 percent change in plant cover - changes that will require humans and animals to adapt and often relocate.
Esri president Jack Dangermond has opened a discussion, known as the Spatial Roundtable, about the value of geographic information system (GIS) technology and GeoDesign in responding to the effects of climate change.