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High Sample Throughput SNP Genotyping of Cattle

Fluidigm Europe has announced the availability of a new technical poster describing how the Fluidigm EP1 System provides the ideal solution for high sample throughput SNP genotyping studies in animals and plants because it offers...

Origin of yeast's brewing capacity

The ability of yeast cells to convert sugar to alcohol, the key process in the production of beer and wine, can be attributed to a...

Stopping E coli from developing in cattle

Scientists have identified a potential target in cattle that could be exploited to help prevent outbreaks of food-borne illnesses caused by...

New, faster salmonella detection

Using technology available through a local company, an Iowa State University researcher is working on a faster method to detect and genetically identify salmonella from contaminated foods.

Induced pluripotent stem cells' limitations

Scientists may be one step closer to being able to generate any type of cells and tissues from a patient's own cells.

Complete systems for large size bottles

A new range of containers from 15 to 40 litres targeting the food, water and beer market has been launched.

Quick development of inbred corn lines

Agronomists at Iowa State University are offering doubled haploid technology that allows corn breeders to more quickly produce inbred lines for research or private use.

Sew soybean aphid biotype

Researchers recently identified a new soybean aphid biotype that can multiply on aphid-resistant soybean varieties.

Exploring Echinacea's enigmatic origins

A scientist is helping to sort through the jumbled genetics of Echinacea, the coneflower known for its blossoms--and its potential for...

Lung cancer development in never-smokers

A five-centre collaborative study that scanned the genomes of thousands of "never smokers" diagnosed with lung cancer as well as healthy never smokers has found a gene they say could be responsible.

Specific barley tissues infected by scab

Recent studies involving the fungus that causes the disease known as scab in barley have helped Agricultural Research Service scientists...

Breeding of scab-resistant barley cultivars

Scientists have developed an efficient and cost-effective method to speed up the breeding of scab-resistant barley cultivars, thus improving crop quality for small-grain breeders in the Northern Plains.

International research effort into liver fluke

Queen's University Belfast is spearheading a £1 million international research effort to combat liver fluke - a parasite which causes disease in livestock, resulting in billions of pounds in losses every year to farmers around the world.

Tailored diets for disease prevention

Researchers discussed the possibility of using food to prevent an individual's genes from expressing disease and could change the future of public health and the food and culinary industries.

New genome sequence will aid study of crops

A global initiative has successfully sequenced the genome of the wild grass Brachypodium distachyon, which will serve as a model to speed research on improved varieties of wheat, oats and barley.

Breaking the aphid's code

For the first time, scientists have sequenced the entire genome of the pea aphid, a notorious horticultural and agricultural pest, revealing...

Model system for energy crops sequenced

As researchers work towards developing sustainable sources of clean renewable energy, perennial grasses have emerged as major candidates for the commercial production of cellulosic biofuels from feedstocks.

Analysis helps spot sugarcane rusts

Scientists have analyzed rust fungi from more than 160 sugarcane samples from 25 countries to provide a valuable resource for plant breeders and pathologists.

Secrets of the pink tomato

A team of scientists have revealed the gene that is responsible for producing the pink tomatoes Far Eastern diners are partial to, focuses...

The promise of sustainable agriculture

As agricultural land becomes increasingly valuable, the need to maximise its utilisation increases and decisions about what crops to plant...

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