The Future of Agricultural Biotechnology: Creative Destruction, Adoption, or Irrelevance?
News Jul 13, 2009
AgBioForum Volume 12, Number 1 Now Available Online The latest issue of AgBioForum is now available online at http://www.agbioforum.org/. This special issue, "The Future of Agricultural Biotechnology: Creative Destruction, Adoption, or Irrelevance? In Honor of Prof. Vittorio Santaniello," is guest edited by Justus Wesseler (Wageningen University, The Netherlands) and Sara Scatasta (Centre for European Economic Research, Germany). Following is the table of contents for this special issue. Best regards, Lauren Jackson Technical Editor of AgBioForum Nicholas Kalaitzandonakes Editor of AgBioForum
Habitat loss, habitat fragmentation and the loss of genetic diversity are the main factors driving the extinction of many wild species, and the few eastern massasauga rattlesnakes remaining in Illinois have certainly suffered two of the three. A long-term study of these snakes reveals, however, that – despite their alarming decline in numbers – they have retained a surprising amount of genetic diversity.READ MORE
Researchers have discovered a navigational gene in glass catfish called the electromagnetic-perceptive gene, or EPG, that responds to certain magnetic waves. These findings have the potential to revolutionize treatments for humans and help those who suffer from tremors related to Parkinson’s and seizures associated with epilepsy.