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SeedQuest - Central information website for the global seed industry

SeedQuest - Central information website for the global seed industry | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Information Services for Seed Professionals - The Best Place on the Web for Seed Professionals
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Generating a Genome to Feed the World: UA-Led Team Sequences African Rice | UANews

Generating a Genome to Feed the World: UA-Led Team Sequences African Rice | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

An international team of researchers led by the University of Arizona has sequenced the complete genome of African rice.

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In desert cave, microbes feed on water, rocks, and air | Futurity

In desert cave, microbes feed on water, rocks, and air | Futurity | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The discovery of a diverse ecosystem of microbes in an underground cave could lead to the development of new drugs and novel ways to clean the environment.
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A living desert underground | Science Codex

Hidden underneath the hilly grasslands studded with ocotillos and mesquite trees in southeastern Arizona lies a world shrouded in perpetual darkness: Kartchner Caverns, a limestone cave system renowned for its untouched cave formations, sculpted over...
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A living desert underground | Phys.org

Hidden underneath the hilly grasslands studded with ocotillos and mesquite trees in southeastern Arizona lies a world shrouded in perpetual darkness: Kartchner Caverns, a limestone cave system renowned for its untouched cave formations, sculpted...
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A new approach to plant breeding | Yuma Sun

A new approach  to plant breeding | Yuma Sun | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

The agriculture industry is facing a gargantuan question – how to feed the world’s increasing population, expected to reach 9 billion by 2050, while dealing with less available land, scarcer water, climate changes and mounting environmental concerns.

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Research Published in Nature Sequences Oil Palm Genome and Identifies Gene Critical for Yield of Palm Oil, Major Source of Edible Vegetable Oil | ClinicaSpace

A multinational team of scientists from the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) and Orion Genomics today announced the publication of two papers in the journal Nature outlining the genome sequencing of the oil palm plant and the identification of a single gene, called Shell, that is responsible for increasing the plant's yield of oil by 30 percent

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Research Published in Nature Sequences Oil Palm Genome and Identifies Gene Critical for Yield of Palm Oil, Major Source of... | ADVFN (India)

A multinational team of scientists from the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) and Orion Genomics today announced the publication of two papers in the journal Nature outlining the genome sequencing of the oil palm plant and the identification of a single gene, called Shell, that is responsible for increasing the plant's yield of oil by 30 percent.

 

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What's in your food? | Arizona Daily Star

What's in your food? | Arizona Daily Star | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Tucson Tamale Company makes a variety of tamales, but all use GMO-free corn. Depending on your order, that chile spicing up your tamale is familiar and fresh because it was
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Modified foods hold out promise, pitfalls | Arizona Daily Star

Arizona is one of 20 states considering laws to require labeling of genetically modified foods.
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As world population explodes, genetically modified rice is our best hope, University of Arizona scientist says | Arizona Daily Star

Rod Wing, director of the Arizona Genomics Institute, has played a major role in mapping the structure and function of the world's primary cereal crops. Rice is the one that
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The barley genome unravelled… and it's bigger than yours | Phys.org

The barley genome unravelled… and it's bigger than yours | Phys.org | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
(Phys.org)—As part of an international consortium, scientists led by UA plant sciences professor Rod Wing have helped decipher the genetic alphabet of the barley plant.
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A physical, genetic and functional sequence assembly of the barley genome : Nature

A physical, genetic and functional sequence assembly of the barley genome : Nature | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) is among the world’s earliest domesticated and most important crop plants. It is diploid with a large haploid genome of 5.1 gigabases (Gb). Here we present an integrated and ordered physical, genetic and functional sequence resource that describes the barley gene-space in a structured whole-genome context.

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UA's Rice Symposium Tackles 'People Question' | UANews

UA's Rice Symposium Tackles 'People Question' | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Among the most pressing issues facing the world today is how to grow enough food to feed a human population that will expand by more than two billion in the next 35 years without exhausting resources and destroying the environment.

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Cave germs | Wired

*This story would have been meaningless without DNA sequencing. All the researchers would have seen was a bunch of damp, dark rocks. *With the DNA, tho
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Living desert underground: In perpetual darkness of limestone cave, surprisingly diverse ecosystem of microbes | Science Daily

Living desert underground: In perpetual darkness of limestone cave, surprisingly diverse ecosystem of microbes | Science Daily | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Researchers have discovered a surprisingly diverse ecosystem of microbes in a limestone cave near Tucson, Arizona, eking out a living from not much more than drip water, rock and air.
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Arizona, And A Living Desert Underground | Science 2.0

Arizona, And A Living Desert Underground | Science 2.0 | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
JHidden underneath hilly grasslands studded with ocotillos and mesquite trees in southeastern Arizona lies a world shrouded in perpetual darkness - Kartchner Caverns, a limestone cave system known for its untouched cave formations, sculpted over...
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A Living Desert Underground | UANews

A Living Desert Underground | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Hidden underneath the hilly grasslands studded with ocotillos and mesquite trees in southeastern Arizona lies a world shrouded in perpetual darkness: Kartchner Caverns, a limestone cave system renowned for its untouched cave formations, sculpted over millennia by groundwater dissolving the bedrock and carving out underground rooms, and passages that attract tourists from all over the world.

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Genome mapping of oil palm poised to improve yields, protect rainforest | Checkbiotech

The findings have implications for enhancing the future production and sustainability of palm oil, including a reduction in the pressure this productive tropical crop exerts on the footprint of wild rainforests. The work was authored by investigators from the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) and Orion Genomics.

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The oil palm SHELL gene controls oil yield and encodes a homologue of SEEDSTICK | Nature

A key event in the domestication and breeding of the oil palm Elaeis guineensis was loss of the thick coconut-like shell surrounding the kernel. Modern E. guineensis has three fruit forms, dura (thick-shelled), pisifera (shell-less) and tenera (thin-shelled), a hybrid between dura and pisifera1, 2, 3, 4. The pisifera palm is usually female-sterile. The tenerapalm yields far more oil than dura, and is the basis for commercial palm oil production in all of southeast Asia5. Here we describe the mapping and identification of the SHELLgene responsible for the different fruit forms.

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Research Published in Nature Sequences Oil Palm Genome and Identifies Gene Critical for Yield of Palm Oil, Major Source of Edible Vegetable Oil | KEYC (TV-Mankato, MN)

A multinational team of scientists from the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) and Orion Genomics today announced the publication of two papers in the journal Nature outlining the genome sequencing of the oil palm plant and the identification of a single gene, calledShell, that is responsible for increasing the plant's yield of oil by 30 percent.

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