Archive: 19/11/2009

PLoS Genetics 2009 maize genome collection

Maize is an important crop in many countries of the world. It is widely used for human consumption, animal feed, and industrial materials. It also is considered an exemplar plant species for studying domestication, molecular ...

dateNov 19, 2009 in Biotechnology
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Reference Genome of Maize Published (w/ Podcast)

(PhysOrg.com) -- A four-year, multi-institutional effort co-led by three Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory scientists culminated today in publication of a landmark series of papers in the journal Science revealing in unprecedented ...

dateNov 19, 2009 in Biotechnology
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Probing Question: What is a heritage turkey?

(PhysOrg.com) -- Over 45 million turkeys are eaten by Americans each Thanksgiving, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Hunters provide some -- last autumn, about 24,000 wild turkeys were harvested in Pennsylvania. ...

dateNov 19, 2009 in Other
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An atomic-level look at an HIV accomplice

(PhysOrg.com) -- Since the discovery in 2007 that a component of human semen called SEVI boosts infectivity of the virus that causes AIDS, researchers have been trying to learn more about SEVI and how it works, in hopes of ...

dateNov 19, 2009 in Biochemistry
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