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Green biotechnology deals with the use of environmentally-friendly solutions as an alternative to traditional agriculture, horticulture, and animal breeding processes. An example is the designing of transgenic plants that are modified for improved flavor, for increased resistance to pests and diseases, or for enhanced growth in adverse weather conditions.
New strains obtained after UV treatment and protoplast fusion of native Trichoderma harzianum: their biocontrol activity on Pyrenochaeta lycopersiciThe obtainment of 30 new strains from native Trichoderma harzianum after UV light irradiation (UV-A and UV-C), and of 82 strains resulted from protoplast fusion were accomplished...
Fungus fight: Researchers battle against dangerous corn toxinThe spiraling use of corn for food and fuel is creating heightened concerns about contamination of this staple crop with deadly aflatoxin.
The 21st century tomatoWhen tomatoes ripen in our gardens, we watch them turn gradually from hard, green globules to brightly colored, aromatic, and tasty fruits.
Drought tolerance in potatoesClimate change is expected to exacerbate drought events throughout the world, resulting in large-scale ecosystem alteration and failure of drought-sensitive crops.
New designer toxins kill Bt-resistant insect pestsA new way to combat resistant pests stems from discovering how the widely used natural insecticide Bt kills insects.
Researchers successfully simulate photosynthesis and design a better leafUniversity of Illinois researchers have built a better plant, one that produces more leaves and fruit without needing extra fertilizer.
'Biofortifying' one of the world's primary foodsThe advent of the cultivation of grains was a boon to humankind, giving humans a type of food that could be stored long term and would sustain them through drought and famine.
Could 'hairy roots' become biofactories?Rice scientists make modified plant with potential to grow medicines
Phytoremediation (a lecture)An overview of the principles and methods in phytoremediation.
High-level tryptophan accumulation in seeds of transgenic rice and its limited effects on agronomic traits and seed metabolite profileMetabolic manipulation of plants to improve their nutritional quality is an important goal of plant biotechnology.
Bioconversion of (+)- and (-)-alpha-pinene to (+)- and (-)-verbenone by plant cell cultures of Psychotria brachyceras and Rauvolfia sellowiiThis work describes the bioconversion of (-)- and (+)-alpha-pinene (2,6,6-trimethyl-bicyclo[3.1.1]hept-2-ene)...
Methyl jasmonate induced overproduction of eleutherosides in somatic embryos of Eleutherococcus senticosus cultured in bioreactorsThis study was concentrated on the production of eleutherosides and chlorogenic acid in embryogenic suspension cultures of Eleutherococcus senticosus by exposing them to different concentrations of methyl jasmonate
New research to help fight widespread potato diseaseScientists have made a key discovery into the genetics of the bacteria that causes blackleg, an economically damaging disease of potatoes
Crop Biotechnology. Where Now?An account of the more important issues raised by the speakers and the audience.
Food Safety Evaluation of Crops Produced through BiotechnologyAgricultural biotechnology has been widely adopted in agriculture but is also the focus of controversy.
Legal Liability Issues in Agricultural BiotechnologyThis article presents an overview of the legal liability issues in torts and patent law that arise from the use of transgenic crops produced by agricultural biotechnology.
Geneticists tell ostrich farmers the secrets of sexResearch published in the online journal, BMC Biotechnology reports on a new, large-scale technique for distinguishing between male and female ostrich chicks using DNA extracted from feathers.
Unique soybean lines hold promise for producing allergy-free soybeansResearchers have isolated two Chinese soybean lines that grow without the primary protein linked to soy allergies in children and adults.
Cranfield University is blooming marvellousThanks to researchers at Cranfield University, your next bouquet of flowers should stay fresher for longer.
GM Breakthrough Could Help Dutch Elm Disease FightA team of scientists from the University of Abertay Dundee has grown the world's first genetically modified elm trees.
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