News tagged with plant geneticists

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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Estimating ethanol yields from CRP croplands

The scramble to find sufficient land for biofuel production has experts eyeing marginal croplands that have been placed in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). Now a study by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists ...

dateMar 19, 2010 in Ecology
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Fungi's genetic sabotage in wheat discovered

Using molecular techniques, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and collaborating scientists have shown how the subversion of a single gene in wheat by two fungal foes triggers a kind of cellular suicide in the grain crop's ...

dateJul 13, 2010 in Biotechnology
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Which wheats make the best whole-grain cookie doughs?

Festive cookies, served at year-end holiday gatherings, may in the future be made with a larger proportion of whole-grain flour instead of familiar, highly refined white flour. That's a goal of ongoing studies by U.S. Department ...

dateDec 20, 2011 in Other
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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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