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The science of breeding crops for the mitigation of food insecurity and malnutrition around the world.
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Approvals of GM crops in the European Union - January 2014 update

Approvals of GM crops in the European Union - January 2014 update | Plant Breeding and Genetics | Scoop.it
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Australian OGTR - DIR 128 - Notification of Licence Application: Limited and controlled release of wheat and barley genetically modified for abiotic stress tolerance or micronutrient uptake - - The...

Australian OGTR - DIR 128 - Notification of Licence Application: Limited and controlled release of wheat and barley genetically modified for abiotic stress tolerance or micronutrient uptake - - The... | Plant Breeding and Genetics | Scoop.it
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South Africa: Resistance Over GMOs As South Africa Pushes Biotechnology

South Africa: Resistance Over GMOs As South Africa Pushes Biotechnology | Plant Breeding and Genetics | Scoop.it

Masopane — On a family farm tucked between the rolling hills of Masopane, 40 km outside of South Africa's capital, Pretoria, 35-year-old Sophie Mabhena is dreaming big about her crop of genetically modified (GM) maize.


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Borlaug 100: Remembering Norman Borlaug

Borlaug 100: Remembering Norman Borlaug | Plant Breeding and Genetics | Scoop.it
One of the most important aspects of planning the Borlaug Summit on Wheat for Food Security is remembering Norman Borlaug. We've received photos and stories from individuals and institutions as the...
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ICRISAT identifies climate resilient germplasm to support chickpea breeding

ICRISAT identifies climate resilient germplasm to support chickpea breeding | Plant Breeding and Genetics | Scoop.it
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China vows to keep up with transgenics

China vows to keep up with transgenics | Plant Breeding and Genetics | Scoop.it
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Growing Voices encourage consumer rethink on GM crops: High profile guests highlight current and future GM health benefits at launch of discussion platform

Growing Voices encourage consumer rethink on GM crops: High profile guests highlight current and future GM health benefits at launch of discussion platform | Plant Breeding and Genetics | Scoop.it

 

 

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US: Wheat breeders make progress on scab resistance

US: Wheat breeders make progress on scab resistance | Plant Breeding and Genetics | Scoop.it
Upper Midwest wheat breeders continue to be sharply focused on Fusarium Head Blight (FHB) or scab, a disease that has caused billions of dollars in damages to U.S. wheat and barley crops since the early 1990s.

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DuPont Pioneer taps new disciplines to improve yields

DuPont Pioneer taps new disciplines to improve yields | Plant Breeding and Genetics | Scoop.it
As part of its ongoing commitment to provide corn hybrids that offer greater yield potential for growers, DuPont Pioneer is tapping into new technologies and areas of scientific expertise.

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BMC Genomics | Full text | A comprehensive meta QTL analysis for fiber quality, yield, yield related and morphological traits, drought tolerance, and disease resistance in tetraploid cotton

The study of quantitative trait loci (QTL) in cotton (Gossypium spp.) is focused on traits of agricultural significance.
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PLOS ONE: Genomics Assisted Ancestry Deconvolution in Grape

PLOS ONE: Genomics Assisted Ancestry Deconvolution in Grape | Plant Breeding and Genetics | Scoop.it
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BMC Genomics | Abstract | Mining of haplotype-based expressed sequence tag single nucleotide polymorphisms in citrus

Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), the most abundant variations in a
genome, have been widely used in various studies.
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Traditional and Modern Plant Breeding Methods with Examples in Rice (Oryza sativa L.) - Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (ACS Publications)

Traditional and Modern Plant Breeding Methods with Examples in Rice (Oryza sativa L.) - Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (ACS Publications) | Plant Breeding and Genetics | Scoop.it
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We Need G.M.O. Wheat

We Need G.M.O. Wheat | Plant Breeding and Genetics | Scoop.it
Farmers are missing out on plants that can survive drought.
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USDA considering allowing genetically altered seed for 2,4-D

A proposal by Dow AgroSciences to eliminate restrictions on the use of corn and soybean seeds that are genetically altered to resist 2,4-D has caused a lively debate.

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Wheat genome sequencing group receives money from Bayer

Wheat genome sequencing group receives money from Bayer | Plant Breeding and Genetics | Scoop.it
The International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC) announced that it will receive approximately €1 million (EUR) over the next six months from Bayer CropScience (BCS) to support physical mapping of several wheat chromosomes.

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First nutrient-enriched GM crops could be grown in the UK within months

First nutrient-enriched GM crops could be grown in the UK within months | Plant Breeding and Genetics | Scoop.it
A genetically modified crop boosted with a dietary supplement could be grown for the first time in Britain as early as this year following a request by scientists to conduct a controversial field trial at a heavily-protected research site in...
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U.S. National Grain and Feed Association and North American Export Grain Association issue joint statement urging Syngenta to suspend commercialization of Agrisure Viptera and Duracade biotech corn

U.S. National Grain and Feed Association and North American Export Grain Association issue joint statement urging Syngenta to suspend commercialization of Agrisure Viptera and Duracade biotech corn | Plant Breeding and Genetics | Scoop.it
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The 2014 R. F. Baker Plant Breeding Symposiu Moore’s Law: Does phenotyping get a turn High throughput phenotyping advance Thursday, March 6, 201 Iowa State University Alumni Center, 420 Beach Ave...

The 2014 R. F. Baker Plant Breeding Symposiu  Moore’s Law: Does phenotyping get a turn High throughput phenotyping advance  Thursday, March 6, 201 Iowa State University Alumni Center, 420 Beach Ave... | Plant Breeding and Genetics | Scoop.it
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European Parliament’s Committee for Agriculture underlines the value of a competitive plant breeding sector

European Parliament’s Committee for Agriculture underlines the value of a competitive plant breeding sector | Plant Breeding and Genetics | Scoop.it

Yesterday, the European Parliament’s Committee for Agriculture adopted with a broad majority on an own-initiative report on plant breeding, looking at options and recom-mendations to improve crop quality and yields in Europe and highlighting the major issues facing Europe’s farmers and breeders in guaranteeing food security for Europe’s 500 million consumers and a growing world population. ESA European Seed Association welcomes this initiative as an opportunity for an informed and constructive debate on the value and role of plant breeding in modern societies.

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First step to reduce plant need for nitrogen fertilizer uncovered

Nitrogen fertilizer costs US farmers approximately $8 billion each year, and excess fertilizer can find its way into rivers and streams, damaging the delicate water systems.

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Monsanto says biotech wheat moves closer to market, but still several years away

Monsanto says biotech wheat moves closer to market, but still several years away | Plant Breeding and Genetics | Scoop.it
By Carey GillamJan 8 (Reuters) - Monsanto Co, the world's largestseed company, said Wednesday it was making good progress on thedevelopment of a herbicide-tolerant wheat, pushing what would bethe world's...

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Internships | Boyce Thompson Institute

Internships | Boyce Thompson Institute | Plant Breeding and Genetics | Scoop.it
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PLOS ONE: Impacts of Population Structure and Analytical Models in Genome-Wide Association Studies of Complex Traits in Forest Trees: A Case Study in Eucalyptus globulus

PLOS ONE: Impacts of Population Structure and Analytical Models in Genome-Wide Association Studies of Complex Traits in Forest Trees: A Case Study in Eucalyptus globulus | Plant Breeding and Genetics | Scoop.it
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How might open data in agriculture help achieve food security?

How might open data in agriculture help achieve food security? | Plant Breeding and Genetics | Scoop.it
The policy support for improving the ability to store and share data on agriculture is growing. But how do you ensure farmers in developing countries benefit and will it achieve food security?
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