Archive: 11/18/2010

New disease-resistant food crops in prospect

Researchers have uncovered the genetic basis of remarkable broad-spectrum resistance to a viral infection that, in some parts of the world, is the most important pathogen affecting leafy and arable brassica crops including ...

dateNov 18, 2010 in Biotechnology
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Bioscience researchers defeating potato blight

Researchers funded by the BBSRC Crop Science Initiative have made a discovery that could instigate a paradigm shift in breeding resistance to late blight – a devastating disease of potatoes and tomatoes costing the industry ...

dateNov 18, 2010 in Biotechnology
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Chinese woman jailed over Twitter post

A Chinese woman has been sentenced to a year in a labour camp after she retweeted a Twitter post that mocked anti-Japanese protesters, according to human rights groups.

dateNov 18, 2010 in Internet
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