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Stanford Scientists Discover a Novel Way to Make Ethanol Without Corn or Other Plants
Stanford scientists have created a copper-based catalyst that produces large quantities of ethanol from carbon monoxide gas at room temperature.
Firming Up Origin of Cold-Adapted Yeasts that Make Cold Beer
An analysis of the yeast's genetic sequence revealed its closest affinity to one of two highly diverse Patagonian populations.
Biodiesel Production Goes Eco-friendly
New water-free process for the production of biodiesel from waste vegetable oils.
Loblolly Pine Genome Sequenced
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MSU Leads Largest Soil DNA Sequencing Effort
Study also created a new analytic approach, which makes interpreting the data much easier.
Predators Delay Pest Resistance to Bt Crops
Crops genetically modified with the bacterium Bt(Bacillus thuringiensis) produce proteins that kill pest insects.
Grazing Animals ‘Rescue’ Biodiversity Threatened by Fertiliser
Damaging impacts of fertiliser offset by herbivorous grazers, whose actions enhance the amount of sunlight available to lots of precious species.
Virginia Tech Scientist Proposes Revolutionary Naming System for All Life on Earth
Boris Vinatzer has developed a new way to classify and name organisms based on genome sequencing.
French Researchers to Identify Best Microbes for Biofuel Production
Scientists used atomic force microscopy combined with infrared spectroscopy.
Fighting to Reduce Dependence on Chemical Fungicides
The research is focused on how plants defend themselves against oomycetes and fungi.
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Applied Molecular Genetics for Improved Crop Yields
Cristobal Uauy, John Innes Centre, speaking at AgriGenomics World Congress 2013.
Date Posted: Friday, January 10, 2014
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