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Manufacturing biofuels from food crop by-products such as straw could be made quicker and cheaper thanks to a new study led by scientists at the University of York.
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Genetic Basis for Rabbit Domestication Revealed
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Genetics Used to Improve Plants for Bioenergy
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Wild Sheep Show Benefits of Putting Up With Parasites
Researchers used 25 years of data on a population of wild sheep living on an island in northwest Scotland to assess the evolutionary importance of infection tolerance.
Completing Genome Sequence of Model Bacterium to Help Improve Grass-Crop Harvests
The soil bacterium, isolated from wheat roots in the central region of Argentina, has been used as a bio-fertiliser in agriculture during the last four decades.
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Correlation of Parental Transcriptome and Field Data for the Characterization and Prediction of Heterosis in Maize
Stefan Scholten, University of Oxford, speaking at AgriGenomics 2010.
Date Posted: Wednesday, November 24, 2010
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