News tagged with molecular marker

A greener way to raise cotton and combat nematodes

( -- U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are using molecular tools to help cotton growers cut back on their use of pesticides in controlling one of their worst adversaries: the root-knot nematode (Meloidogyne ...

dateJul 16, 2012 in Biotechnology
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A new approach to molecular plant breeding

( -- A U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientist has shown researchers and plant breeders a better way to handle the massive amounts of data being generated by plant molecular studies, using an approach that ...

dateApr 18, 2012 in Biotechnology
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Scab resistance in durum wheat

Durum wheat is a valuable cereal crop widely used for human consumption in the United States, Canada, and several European countries. Scab or Fusarium head blight is one of the crop's most serious diseases, reducing its grain ...

dateSep 16, 2011 in Biotechnology
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Using DNA in fight against illegal logging

Advances in DNA 'fingerprinting' and other genetic techniques led by Adelaide researchers are making it harder for illegal loggers to get away with destroying protected rainforests.

dateJun 30, 2011 in Other
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