‘Like finding missing puzzle pieces’: Sequenced genome of 15 wheat varieties could speed search for heartier crops

‘Like finding missing puzzle pieces’: Sequenced genome of 15 wheat varieties could speed search for heartier crops

[Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan have] sequenced the genomes for 15 wheat varieties representing breeding programmes around the world ...
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Podcast: The Human Genome Project is 30 years old. What have we learned since its inception?

In this episode we bring you an in-depth interview with Dr Eric Green, director of the US National Human Genome ...
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Rapid genome sequencing streamlines efforts to safeguard global food supply against salmonella

Researchers from Cornell University, the Mars Global Food Safety Center in Beijing, and the University of Georgia have developed a ...
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Genetic sequencing of 50-year-old tissue sample boosts theory that HIV emerged 100 years ago

For more than 50 years, the RNA remained hidden in a lymph node that had been snipped out of a ...
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‘Pan genome’ of world’s wheat could supply genetic variation to breed new crop varieties

The growing demand for wheat, the onset of global warming, and the transitioning of Western farming away from intensive agriculture, ...
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Sequenced durum wheat genome aids efforts to breed more nutritious, disease-resistant crops

University of Saskatchewan (U of S) researchers say they have discovered how to significantly reduce cadmium levels in durum wheat, ensuring the ...
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Sequenced nematode genome could help win ‘arms race’ against devastating soybean pest

Iowa State University researchers overcame the quirks of the soybean cyst nematode’s DNA to sequence its genome, paving the way ...
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Whole genome sequencing on the farm: Mobile technology aids fight against disease, pests in Africa

In a world first, international scientists .... have used whole genome sequencing to help diagnose a plant pathogen destroying crops ...
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