14 corn genes identified that could boost vitamin E levels

14 corn genes identified that could boost vitamin E levels

New research has identified genes that control vitamin E content in maize grain, a finding that could lead to improving ...
Open-source genomic platform could aid plant breeding in developing nations

Open-source genomic platform could aid plant breeding in developing nations

The Genomic Open-source Breeding Informatics Initiative (GOBII), a global project funded by an $18.5 million grant from the Bill and ...
From meat to veggies: Genetic markers tell us European diets shifted 8,000 years ago

From meat to veggies: Genetic markers tell us European diets shifted 8,000 years ago

The genes of Europeans reflect the dietary shifts that occurred with the rise of farming, report researchers. Before the Neolithic ...
Corn catalog: Crop's climate adaption genes identified to help breeders speed up improvements

Corn catalog: Crop’s climate adaption genes identified to help breeders speed up improvements

Over many thousands of years, farmers have bred maize varieties so the crops are optimally adapted to local environments. A ...

Fungus devastating frog populations by altering genome

A deadly fungus has decimated certain populations of amphibians globally for the past few decades, but scientists remain unclear about ...

Scientists discover genetic key to efficient photosynthesis

The following is an excerpt: Cornell researchers have taken a leap toward meeting those needs by discovering a gene that ...