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Boosting crop yields in Australia

Andrew Hansen grows wheat, barley, canola, and oats on his farm at Coomandook in South Australia, where his family has farmed the land for more than 60 years. But now the family's way of life is threatened.

dateJul 18, 2013 in Biotechnology
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Process turns barley into high-protein fish food

For centuries, barley has been used in beverages, soups, stews, breads, and other foods. It also has become a major component in livestock feeds for cattle, sheep, pigs, and other animals. But for fish, barley ...

dateJul 15, 2014 in Ecology
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How many organisms do live in this aquatic habitat?

The aim of this new measurement method is to estimate the distribution of aquatic animals using droplet digital polymerase chain reaction (ddPCR) in order to quantify the number of target DNA copies present. ...

dateApr 06, 2015 in Ecology
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Artificial control of starch synthesis in plants

A research group is the first in the world to identify the gene that controls starch synthesis in plants. Their study, entitled "CO2 Responsive CCT protein, CRCT Is a Positive Regulator of Starch Synthesis in Vegetative Organs of ...

dateMar 17, 2015 in Other
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Thermodiffusion in weightlessness

Thermodiffusion, also called the Soret effect, is a mechanism by which an imposed temperature difference establishes a concentration difference within a mixture. Two studies by Belgian scientists from the ...

dateOct 27, 2014 in General Physics
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