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Indonesian farmers earn more thanks to rice breeding

An Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) study looked at the impact and value of rice breeding work of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) between 1985 and 2009 in three key rice-growing countries: Indonesia, Vietnam, and the Philippines.

The Application of CRISPR in Dendrobium Orchids

Dendrobium officinale is a special orchid species that can grow without vernalization. Since the genome sequence of D. officinale is available, it could become a research model for studies of the family Orchidaceae. However, genetic manipulation in D. officinale is poorly studied. Hence, Chinese scientists, led by Ling Kui, aim to successfully apply the CRISPR/Cas9 system to manipulate D. officinale.

Goverment to promote high-tech agriculture

The Government has pledged to offer preferential policies on land, financing and technology to farmers and localities engaged in high-tech agriculture.

VN tea exporters enjoy record year

Tea exports in the past eleven months reached 118,000 tonnes, earning US$197 million, increasing 7.1 per cent in volume and 4.3 per cent in value compared to the same period last year.

Modifications to a LATE MERISTEM IDENTITY1 gene are responsible for the major leaf shapes of Upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.)

Leaves are the primary source of photoassimilate in crop plants. A precise understanding of the genetic architecture underlying leaf morphology is critical to engineering climate-resilient crop varieties. An ideal cotton cultivar would produce a lower canopy of broad, normal leaves before transitioning to an upper canopy of highly lobed, okra leaves.

Genome-Wide Differences in DNA Methylation Changes in Two Contrasting Rice Genotypes in Response to Drought Conditions.

Rice blast is a destructive disease caused by Magnaporthe oryzae, and it has a large impact on rice production worldwide. Compared with leaf blast resistance, our understanding of panicle blast resistance is limited.

World Soil Day hails symbiotic role of pulses to boost sustainable agriculture

Soil and pulses can make major contributions to the challenge of feeding the world's growing population and combating climate change, especially when deployed together, according to Soils and Pulses: Symbiosis for Life, a new report by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization released on World Soil Day.

Eastern India’s seed industry needs to be more aware of climate-smart rice varieties

There are many stress-tolerant rice varieties that have been released in India. However, seed producers and companies in the country’s eastern region urgently need to be more aware of their availability and ways to promote them. So, a varietal exhibition and a workshop were held recently in Birbhum to do just that.

Scientists find single enzyme controling growth and defense hormones

In a paper published in the November 14 issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, scientists at Washington University in St. Louis report that the enzyme GH3.5 can control the levels of two plant hormones, auxin and salicylic acid. GH3.5 is the first enzyme of its kind known to control completely different classes of hormones.

PH highlights role of biotech in national development

The Philippines celebrates the 12th National Biotechnology Week (NBW 2016) from November 21-25, 2016 focusing on the theme, Biotechnology: Partner in National Development.

NZ Scientists Develop GE Ryegrass for Healthier Animals

Scientists from AgResearch in New Zealand are developing genetically engineered ryegrass with better nutritional quality and energy system that can lead to healthier animals, better farm production, and less environmental impact.

Marker-assisted breeding of the rice restorer line Wanhui 6725 for disease resistance, submergence tolerance and aromatic fragrance.

Rice is a staple food crop in the world. With the increase in world population and economic development, farmers need to produce more rice in limited field. However, the rice production is frequently affected by biotic and abiotic stresses.

Control of seed dormancy in Arabidopsis by a cis-acting noncoding antisense transcript

Sequential developmental transitions in plant life cycle are tightly controlled by dynamic regulation of key genes. Seed dormancy release is probably the first developmental transition in a plant’s life cycle, and it is regulated by the Delay of Germination 1 (DOG1) gene.

The appressorium of the rice blast fungus Magnaporthe oryzae remains mitotically active during post-penetration hyphal growth.

To investigate the mitotic dynamics of an appressorium, we used live-cell confocal imaging of a fluorescence-based mitotic reporter strain of Magnaporthe oryzae. We present evidence that the M. oryzae appressorium remains viable and mitotically active well after host penetration.

Engineered maize as a source of astaxanthin: processing and application as fish feed

Astaxanthin from a transgenic maize line was evaluated as feed supplement source conferring effective pigmentation of rainbow trout flesh. An extraction procedure using ethanol together with the addition of vegetal oil was established.

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The Government has pledged to offer preferential policies on land, financing and technology to farmers and localities engaged in high-tech agriculture.

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  Indonesian farmers earn more thanks to rice breeding

An Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) study looked at the impact and value of rice breeding work of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) between 1985 and 2009 in three key rice-growing countries: Indonesia, Vietnam, and the Philippines.

The Application of CRISPR in Dendrobium Orchids
World Soil Day hails symbiotic role of pulses to boost sustainable agriculture
Eastern India’s seed industry needs to be more aware of climate-smart rice varieties
 
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  Marker-assisted breeding of the rice restorer line Wanhui 6725 for disease resistance, submergence tolerance and aromatic fragrance.

Rice is a staple food crop in the world. With the increase in world population and economic development, farmers need to produce more rice in limited field. However, the rice production is frequently affected by biotic and abiotic stresses.

Isolation and characterization of a thermostable lipase from Bacillus thermoamylovorans NB501.
Fine mapping and candidate gene analysis of two loci conferring resistance to Phytophthora sojae in soybean
Fine mapping of a quantitative trait locus conferring resistance to maize rough dwarf disease
 
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  Modifications to a LATE MERISTEM IDENTITY1 gene are responsible for the major leaf shapes of Upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.)

Leaves are the primary source of photoassimilate in crop plants. A precise understanding of the genetic architecture underlying leaf morphology is critical to engineering climate-resilient crop varieties. An ideal cotton cultivar would produce a lower canopy of broad, normal leaves before transitioning to an upper canopy of highly lobed, okra leaves.

Genome-Wide Differences in DNA Methylation Changes in Two Contrasting Rice Genotypes in Response to Drought Conditions.
Control of seed dormancy in Arabidopsis by a cis-acting noncoding antisense transcript
The appressorium of the rice blast fungus Magnaporthe oryzae remains mitotically active during post-penetration hyphal growth.
 
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