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KAMELINA REKAYASA GENETIKA, PAKAN AMAN UNTUK SALMON

Omega-3 fatty acids are associated with health benefits, making it essential as a dietary nutrient for humans. Fish and other seafood are the main sources of Omega-3 fatty acids. However, the Omega-3 content of fish oil is not enough to satisfy the human dietary requirement for Omega 3. Thus, researchers from Rohamsted Research, University of Sterling...

Effect of OsrHSA Transgenic Rice on Functional Diversity of Microbial Communities in the Rhizosphere

With the widespread cultivation of transgenic crops, concern is increasing regarding unintended effects of these crops on the soil. In the current study, Zhixing Wang and Xujing Wang from the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, evaluate the possible effects of OsrHSA transgenic rice on soil microbes in its rhizosphere. Researchers found no significant differences in characteristics and...

Agri Research Centers to Mine Genetic Treasure in Seed Banks

Agricultural gene banks will cease from simply serving as storage of plant seeds, but will now be used to find traits that can be utilized to develop better crop varieties. The new initiative, called DivSeek aims to unlock the potential of crop diversity stored in gene banks around the world and make it available to...

NAS HOLDS WORKSHOP ON COMMUNICATING ABOUT GMOS

The National Academy of Sciences conducted a two-day workshop on how to communicate about genetically modified organisms (GMO) to the public. The workshop was held on January 15-16, 2015 in Washington, DC. The workshop was attended by life science researchers and featured speakers who are experts on science communication. The speakers, including Dietram Scheufele of University...

GM Rice Reduces Pesticide Use and Improves Farmer Health in China, Study

Through the analysis of the data collected from the physical examination of Chinese farmers, a study shows that GM rice significantly decreases pesticide use and adverse effects on farmers' neurological, hematological, and electrolyte system. The study is published in Science China Life Sciences journal. General health and blood examinations of 109 farmers in Fujian province were conducted...

Plant Scientists Show Real Time Images of Plant Response to Disease and Damages

An interdisciplinary team from the United Kingdom, France, and Switzerland, has produced real time images of what happens when plants beat off insects and respond to disease and damage. Their research, published in Nature Communications, focused on the plant hormone jasmonic acid, a defense compound which is released during insect attack and controls response to damage...

Transcriptional Responses in Soybean Reproductive Tissues to Ozone Stress

Tropospheric ozone (O3) is a secondary air pollutant and a greenhouse gas that can damage plant productivity in high concentrations. Soybean (Glycine max L. Merr.) is a crop sensitive to O3 and current ground-level O3 concentrations are estimated to reduce global soybean yields significantly. To understand transcriptional mechanisms of yield loss in soybean, Elizabeth Ainsworth from...

Global Agri-biotech Market Hits US$27.8B in 2014

The global agri-biotech market sustains growth reaching US$27.8 billion by the end of 2014, according to the report released by BCC Research, a market research company based in the U.S. The global market for agri-biotech was US$26.4 in 2013. With the projected compound annual rate of 11 percent over the next five years, it is...

K-State Scientists Develop Heat Tolerant Wheat Gene

Kansas State University scientists Dr. Harold Trick and Allan Fritz are developing biotech wheat that has the ability to tolerate warmer temperatures during the critical grain filling stage. During this stage, extreme temperatures can cause shrivelled kernels and significant yield losses. The researchers studied genes from different plants that can increase wheat's tolerance to extreme temperatures....

Origin Receives Biosafety Certificate Renewal for its GM Phytase Corn in China

Origin Agritech Limited announced that the Biosafety Certificate for its genetically modified phytase corn has been renewed by the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture. The Biosafety Certificate for GM phytase corn was originally received in 2009 which was valid for a period of 5 years. The Certificate expired in August 2014. GM seed products in China must...

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