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
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
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
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