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Agricultural Biodiversity
Genetic and species diversity of crops, trees, livestock, fish, pollinators, microbes etc etc
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Gene Expression Reveals How Potatoes Are Cultivated

Gene expression reveals how potatoes are cultivated - Organically grown potatoes have a higher gene expression of starch production than conventional ones.

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FAOSTAT

FAOSTAT | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (RT @FAOnews: The new FAOSTAT: free & easy access to #data for 245 countries and 35 regional areas from 1961 until today http://t.co/x7AjgWv6 #UNFAO #ag...)...
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The end of field ecology?

The end of field ecology? | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
The image of the bearded, grubby ecologist, out-dated spectacles askew and sporting an eccentric grin of geeky, scientific relish, is one that is shared by many, including novice ecologists themselves… (RT @conservbytes: RT @conversationedu: Corey...
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Prospects for fish (and other) farming

The CGIAR Research Program on Aquatic Agricultural Systems launched recently with this video of what research can do for poor families in Bangladesh, and yes, they’re big on agricultural biodiversity.
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The original features of rice (Oryza sativa L.) genetic diversity and the importance of within-variety diversity in the highlands of Madagascar build a strong case for in situ conservation

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In situ conservation of crop genetic resources is widely recommended but, as yet, no methods have been developed to rank the genetic entities to preserve and the social organisations to involve.

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Fragrances from Namibia, and the story of Veerii Tjivinda

Fragrances from Namibia, and the story of Veerii Tjivinda | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Tucked away in the northwest corner of Namibia is the Kunene Region, an extremely arid environment that is home to the nomadic Ovahimba people, and a range of endemic plant species.
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Rewarding excellence in Indian rice breeding

India’s Directorate of Rice Research has just recognized the Paddy Breeding Station of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) as the best rice breeding station among India’s 107.
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CABI re-index improves searching and retrieval for database products

CABI re-index improves searching and retrieval for database products | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Seamless searching and one-click retrieval are now realities for customers of life sciences publisher CABI’s world-leading abstracts databases, thanks to a major re-indexing project.
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Tropical Forages: An Interactive Selection Tool

Tropical Forages: An Interactive Selection Tool | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
RT @mongkolroek: RT @e_agriculture: Tropical Forages: An Interactive Selection Tool http://t.co/gmmaZw4k #livestock #agriculture #ict4d #eagri #globaldev...
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Korea-developed preservation technology to be used on PHL rice

Korea-developed preservation technology to be used on PHL rice | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Korea-developed preservation technology to be used on PHL riceBusiness Mirror“Currently, PhilRice has a genebank to preserve only the rice grains.
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The how and why of indicators of agricultural biodiversity

The how and why of indicators of agricultural biodiversity | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Let us assume, for the sake of argument, that one crop variety does disappear every single day. The question still remains: does it matter? After all, the variety that’s just been lost today might be very similar to one that’s still out there.
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Screening Musa germplasm for resistance to burrowing nematode populations from Uganda

Abstract  Nematode pathogenicity experiments on Musa host plants were carried out in pot trials.
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Organic vs Conventional. Is that really the question?

Organic vs Conventional. Is that really the question? | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Originally posted on Pesticide Action Network's blog, Groundtruth.
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How Seeds of a False Story Took Root and Spread

How Seeds of a False Story Took Root and Spread | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
RT @geneticmaize: Indian farmer suicides are tragic.
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Abstract - SpringerLink

RT @StrigaGenome: Molecular convergence of the parasitic plant species Cuscuta reflexa and Phelipanche aegyptiaca http://t.co/7hmgAl4u...
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Highest altitude sheep

Highest altitude sheep | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
The Biodiversity Heritage Library has this nice montage on its Facebook page, where it asks the question: “Which of the species pictured here lives at the highest altitude of all grazing herds?” You can vote here.
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Population structure of the primary gene pool of Oryza sativa in Thailand

Abstract  The gene pool of cultivated Asian rice consists of wild rice (Oryza rufipogon Griff.), cultivated rice (O. sativa L.) and a weedy form (O. sativa f. spontanea).
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Do you know the trees of Kenya?

Do you know the trees of Kenya? | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it

Do you know the trees of Kenya?The StarThe Nairobi-based World Agro forestry Centre (Icraf) says it holds a gene bank of close to 200 species of the tree in case it grows extinct. And do you suffer from toothaches or stomach pains?

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Crop Wild Relative Newsletter – Conserving plant genetic resources ...

Crop Wild Relative Newsletter – Conserving plant genetic resources ... | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Crop wild relative serves to highlight the importance of crop wild relatives (CWR) as critical resources for the improvement of crops. It provides a medium to publicize information about the conservation and use of CWR, ...
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Enhancing natural resources in Ecuador's highlands

Enhancing natural resources in Ecuador's highlands | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Lagging agricultural productivity in Ecuador's highlands has led to incursions into highland areas and farming on steep slopes.
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Tackling Poor Access to Farm Extension Services with ICTs

Tackling Poor Access to Farm Extension Services with ICTs | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Tackling Poor Access to Farm Extension Services with ICTs (RT @emmiewakio: Nice read Ty>>>>Tackling Poor Access to Farm Extension Services with ICTs http://t.co/KfW561CH via @GBI_Program : @Tyrone876...)...
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Endangered species, languages linked at high biodiversity regions

Endangered species, languages linked at high biodiversity regions | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Biodiversity hot spots -- the world's biologically richest and most threatened locations on Earth -- and high biodiversity wilderness areas -- biologically rich but less threatened -- are some of the most linguistically diverse regions on our...
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Sustaining seed production in Africa

In Zambia, Ethiopia and Malawi, Self Help Africa has been working to develop effective community seed production systems that would allow farmers to produce and distribute certified quality seed varieties that are more robust and can better cope...
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As You Sow, So Shall You Reap: The Welfare Impacts of Contract Farming

As You Sow, So Shall You Reap: The Welfare Impacts of Contract Farming | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
RT @mfbellemare: RT @dadakim: .@mfbellemare in World Development: As You Sow, So Shall You Reap: The Welfare Impacts of Contract Farming http://t.co/ZWuj07zX...
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Take a Safari into Wild Plant Wonderland of San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Take a Safari into Wild Plant Wonderland of San Diego Zoo Safari Park | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Take a Safari into Wild Plant Wonderland of San Diego Zoo Safari ParkImperial Valley NewsIn addition, San Diego Zoo Global manages the Anne and Kenneth Griffin Reptile Conservation Center, the Frozen Zoo TM and Native Seed Gene Bank, the Keauhou and...
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