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Green Biotechnology

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.

Green Biotechnology Articles

New strains obtained after UV treatment and protoplast fusion of native Trichoderma harzianum: their biocontrol activity on Pyrenochaeta lycopersici
The 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...

Date: 15 Jan 2009, Rating: 2.00, 10 pages

Fungus fight: Researchers battle against dangerous corn toxin
The spiraling use of corn for food and fuel is creating heightened concerns about contamination of this staple crop with deadly aflatoxin.

Date: 15 Jan 2009, Rating: 4.50

The 21st century tomato
When tomatoes ripen in our gardens, we watch them turn gradually from hard, green globules to brightly colored, aromatic, and tasty fruits.

Date: 15 Jan 2009, Rating: 2.50

Drought tolerance in potatoes
Climate change is expected to exacerbate drought events throughout the world, resulting in large-scale ecosystem alteration and failure of drought-sensitive crops.

Date: 15 Jan 2009, Rating: 5.00

New designer toxins kill Bt-resistant insect pests
A new way to combat resistant pests stems from discovering how the widely used natural insecticide Bt kills insects.

Date: 15 Jan 2009, Rating: 4.33

Researchers successfully simulate photosynthesis and design a better leaf
University of Illinois researchers have built a better plant, one that produces more leaves and fruit without needing extra fertilizer.

Date: 15 Jan 2009, Rating: 1.00

'Biofortifying' one of the world's primary foods
The 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.

Date: 15 Jan 2009, Rating: not rated

Could 'hairy roots' become biofactories?
Rice scientists make modified plant with potential to grow medicines

Date: 15 Jan 2009, Rating: 5.00

Phytoremediation (a lecture)
An overview of the principles and methods in phytoremediation.

Date: 23 Jun 2008, Rating: 4.14, 10 pages

High-level tryptophan accumulation in seeds of transgenic rice and its limited effects on agronomic traits and seed metabolite profile
Metabolic manipulation of plants to improve their nutritional quality is an important goal of plant biotechnology.

Date: 14 Dec 2007, Rating: 5.00, 9 pages

Bioconversion of (+)- and (-)-alpha-pinene to (+)- and (-)-verbenone by plant cell cultures of Psychotria brachyceras and Rauvolfia sellowii
This work describes the bioconversion of (-)- and (+)-alpha-pinene (2,6,6-trimethyl-bicyclo[3.1.1]hept-2-ene)...

Date: 14 Dec 2007, Rating: not rated, 8 pages

Methyl jasmonate induced overproduction of eleutherosides in somatic embryos of Eleutherococcus senticosus cultured in bioreactors
This 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

Date: 14 Dec 2007, Rating: not rated, 6 pages

New research to help fight widespread potato disease
Scientists have made a key discovery into the genetics of the bacteria that causes blackleg, an economically damaging disease of potatoes

Date: 14 Dec 2007, Rating: 1.00

Crop Biotechnology. Where Now?
An account of the more important issues raised by the speakers and the audience.

Date: 10 Jun 2007, Rating: 3.00, 6 pages

Food Safety Evaluation of Crops Produced through Biotechnology
Agricultural biotechnology has been widely adopted in agriculture but is also the focus of controversy.

Date: 10 Jun 2007, Rating: 2.00, 8 pages

Legal Liability Issues in Agricultural Biotechnology
This 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.

Date: 10 Jun 2007, Rating: 5.00, 6 pages

Geneticists tell ostrich farmers the secrets of sex
Research 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.

Date: 7 Jun 2007, Rating: not rated

Unique soybean lines hold promise for producing allergy-free soybeans
Researchers have isolated two Chinese soybean lines that grow without the primary protein linked to soy allergies in children and adults.

Date: 7 Jun 2007, Rating: not rated

Cranfield University is blooming marvellous
Thanks to researchers at Cranfield University, your next bouquet of flowers should stay fresher for longer.

Date: 7 Jun 2007, Rating: not rated

GM Breakthrough Could Help Dutch Elm Disease Fight
A team of scientists from the University of Abertay Dundee has grown the world's first genetically modified elm trees.

Date: 7 Jun 2007, Rating: 4.50