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MSU to Lead $6.5 Million Research on Disease Resistance in Cucurbits
Wednesday, October 07, 2015
A national team of 20 scientists led by Michigan State University has been awarded $6.5 million grant to accelerate the development of disease-resistant cucurbit crops through leveraging applied genomics.

Ancestors of Land Plants Were Wired to Make the Leap to Shore
Tuesday, October 06, 2015
When the algal ancestor of modern land plants made the transition from aquatic environments to an inhospitable shore 450 million years ago, it changed the world by dramatically altering climate and setting the stage for the vast array of terrestrial life.

Berkeley to Lead $12.3m Study of Crop Drought Tolerance
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
UC Berkeley is leading a project funded by the U.S. Department of Energy to examine the role of epigenetics in allowing plants to survive in drought conditions, an increasing concern for agriculture as the effects of climate change are felt in California and globally.

Crop Breeding: Is it all in the Genes?
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Exciting advances in the role genes play in oil seed rape pod shatter are one of the new developments in crop breeding being discussed at Agri-Tech East’s ‘New Innovations in Crop Breeding’ Pollinator.

Green Super Rice Project Selects Affymetrix Genotyping Platform for Developing New Rice Varieties
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
The Green Super Rice (GSR) project includes building a highly efficient genotyping platform for the large-scale molecular breeding activities within the international rice research community.

Would Better Data Visualisation Improve Farm Profitability?
Monday, September 21, 2015
Farmers need a better way to assess the economic optimum for fertiliser and other inputs argues Simon Ward, founder of Increment Ltd.

Photosynthesis Gene Could Help Crops Grow in Adverse Conditions
Monday, September 21, 2015
A gene that helps plants to remain healthy during times of stress has been identified by researchers at Oxford University.

TGAC ‘Train The Trainer’ Programme Launch: De Novo Assembly With Australia
Thursday, September 17, 2015
TGAC’s ‘Train the Trainer’ programme kicked-off with a three-day workshop of interactive and immersive training covering andragogic concepts, training methodologies and expert content on the topic of De novo genome assemblies.

Two Blades Awarded $2.3M for Plant Disease Resistance
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Project aims to understand how biodiversity endows plants with resistance to pathogens.

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