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Building better barley

(Phys.org)—As one of the top 10 barley producers in the world, Canada faces a problem of adapting to the new normal of a warmer, drier climate.

dateDec 06, 2012 in Biotechnology
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Northern conifers youngest of the species

Dramatic shifts in the planet's climate and geography over millions of years changed the course of evolutionary history for conifer trees, according to a Yale paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

dateOct 04, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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New tool for breaking the epigenetic code

(PhysOrg.com) -- For the last dozen years, scientists have known that minuscule strings of genetic material called small RNA are critically important to our genetic makeup. But finding out what they do hasn’t been easy. ...

dateFeb 29, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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