News tagged with plant geneticist

Cloning plants from seeds

( -- Wageningen geneticists (The Netherlands) are developing a method to replicate the parents of a chosen plant. Known as 'reverse breeding', this will have a big impact for the breeding industry.

dateDec 15, 2009 in Biotechnology
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Watermelon: Fruit on the Fast Track

( -- Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists are studying how watermelons grow from tiny flowers to plus-size, market-ready produce in only five weeks. Their findings have resulted in the first reported ...

dateDec 14, 2009 in Biotechnology
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WineCrisp -- new apple was more than 20 years in the making

A new, late-ripening apple named WineCrisp™ which carries the Vf gene for scab resistance was developed over the past 20 plus years through classical breeding techniques, not genetic engineering. License to propagate trees ...

dateJan 22, 2009 in
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