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Wednesday
14/02/2018
Nigeria is Gearing towards Commercializing GM Seeds
In Nigeria, local seed companies have a strategic role to play in the multiplication and distribution of seeds to farmers when GM seeds become available in the market. This was acc ....
Wednesday
14/02/2018
Genetic Trigger Adds Branches to Plants, Could Boost Crop Yields
Plants cannot make unlimited number of branches -- a gene puts the brakes on this process called shoot branching. A group of researchers, though, reveals a chemical that can revers ....
Wednesday
14/02/2018
Australian OGTR Approves GM Cotton (COT102) and Canola (DHA Canola)
The Australian Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) announced the approval for commercial release of insect resistant cotton (COT102) and GM canola with improved omega-3 ....
Wednesday
14/02/2018
USDA FAS-GAIN Reports Advancement of Agri-biotech in Bangladesh
The USDA FAS Global Agricultural Information Network released updates on the status of agricultural biotechnology in Bangladesh. According to the report, biotech research is advanc ....
Wednesday
14/02/2018
Found: Gene that Confers Resistance to Septoria
Researchers have, for the first time, isolated a gene that will give wheat a natural resistance to Septoria tritici blotch (STB, or Septoria). Septoria is the main leaf disease of ....
Wednesday
14/02/2018
Temperature Resilient Crops Now an "Achievable Dream"
A new study reveals that breeding temperature resilient crops can now be achieved. A research conducted at John Innes Centre (JIC) has established a genetic link between increased ....
Wednesday
14/02/2018
German Study Analyzes Risk Perceptions of Consumers Regarding GM Crops
Consumers are more concerned about potential environmental risks of GM crops than health worries, according to a study conducted in Germany. The results are published in the Intern ....
Wednesday
14/02/2018
Rice Gene Makes Maize Productive; To Do the Same for Other Crops
In field trials three years ago, biotechnologists showed that they could increase maize productivity by introducing a rice gene into the plant that regulated the accumulation of su ....
Wednesday
14/02/2018
Scientists Conclude Safety of Pseudomonas as Source of Genes for GM Crops
Scientists from DuPont Pioneer, USA, investigated the safety of bacterium Pseudomonas chlororaphis as gene source for genetically modified crops. The results are published in an op ....
Wednesday
14/02/2018
RTD1 Involved in Tocopherol Biosynthesis and Plant Development in Rice
Tocopherols are one of the most important antioxidants with roles in living organisms. The functions of tocopherols have been characterized in animals and artificial membranes. How ....
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