ANALISIS LEBAR-GENOM HEAT SHOCK TRANSCRIPTION FACTORS PADA GANDUM MULA-MULA
Heat shock proteins (Hsps) are believed to play important
roles in developmental processes and in response to heat
stress. Heat shock transcription factors (Hsfs) are
important Hsp regulators, but are poorly understood,
especially in wheat. Hence, a comprehensive bioinformatics
analysis was conducted by a research team led by Aimin Zhang
of the Chinese Academy of Sciences...
NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES CONDUCTS FIRST PUBLIC MEETING FOR GE STUDY
National Academy of Sciences (NAS) of the United States is
embarking on a comprehensive study on genetically engineered
(GE) crops. The study aims to examine the history of the
development and introduction of GE crops in the United
States and internationally, including GE crops that were not
commercialized, and the experiences of developers and
WORLD VISION PROJECT TO IMPROVE VITAMIN A DEFICIENCY IN GHANA
A project using a food based approach through the
production, consumption and marketing of orange flesh sweet
potato seeks to improve vitamin A deficiency especially
among children under five years in Ghana.
The initiative, System Approach to Improve and Sustain Food
Security in West Africa (SATISFY), undertaken by World
Vision Ghana would benefit two districts in...
RESEARCHERS DISCOVER 'MOST FAMOUS' WHEAT GENE
Washington State University (WSU) researchers have
discovered "the most famous wheat gene" that can be used to
transfer valuable genes from other plants to wheat. The
gene, which WSU Professor Kulvinder Gill called Ph1, makes
wheat fertile and controls the orderly pairing of wheat
chromosomes during reproduction. However, the gene also
prevents wheat from breeding with...
VIETNAMESE CIRCULAR FOR EXCEPTIONAL RECOGNITION OF BIOTECHNOLOGY IN AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
The Vietnam Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
has issued Circular No. 29/2014/TT-BNNPTNT dated September
5, 2014 to amend Article 7 of Circular No.
23/2010/TT-BNNPTNT dated April 7, 2010. The move will
allow recognition and use of biotechnology techniques in
agriculture and rural development in the country. In so
doing, some specific cases, stipulations should be...
WILD GRASS TO HELP IN WHEAT AND BARLEY IMPROVEMENT
New research published by plant scientists at the John Innes
Centre in Norwich points to a breakthrough that could lead
to new, high-yielding, disease-resistant crop varieties.
Published in Molecular Plant and Microbe Interactions, the
research suggests that the wild grass Brachypodium
distachyon is an ideal model for studying disease resistance
traits in wheat and barley.
WRKY GENES INVOLVED IN SOYBEAN RESPONSE TO PHAKOPSORA PACHYRHIZI INFECTION
Previous studies have revealed that soybean WRKY
transcription factors are involved in plant responses to
abiotic stresses and diseases, including Asian Soybean Rust
caused by Phakopsora pachyrhizi. Researchers, led by Maria
Helena Bodanese-Zanettini of Universidade Federal do Rio
Grande do Sul, performed genome-wide annotation of the
soybean WRKY family to identify genes involved in the
INTERNATIONAL CONSORTIUM RELEASES GENOME SEQUENCE OF ROBUSTA COFFEE
An international team of scientists has generated a
high-quality draft genome of Robusta coffee (Coffea
canephora). Published in the journal Science, the genome
study compared the plant's genetic sequences with those of
grapevine, tomato and Arabidopsis. It also revealed 23 new
genes found only in coffee, and showed that the genes that
brew caffeine in coffee...
EASTERN AFRICAN COUNTRIES PREPARE FOR THE MEETING OF THE PARTIES (MOP)7
ISAAAAfriCenter, in partnership with African Biosafety
Network of Expertise (ABNE)-New Partnership for Africa's
Development (NEPAD), organized a one-day meeting to
familiarize biotechnology and biosafety stakeholders in
eastern Africa with the issues to be discussed in the
upcoming Conference of the Parties (COP)/ Meeting of Parties
(MOP)7 meeting. The meeting, which was attended by
representatives from 10 countries...
STUDY SHOWS HOW TRUST IN ORGANIZATIONS AND THE MEDIA CYCLE PREDICT SUPPORT FOR GM IN AUSTRALIA
Attitudes on GM were investigated by Matthew Marquez of La
Trobe University, Australia, and colleagues. They surveyed
over 8,000 Australians over 10 years and found that
Australians were less positive toward GM animals compared to
GM plants for food, especially during the years where media
coverage was high. Modelling methods revealed that positive
attitudes toward various...