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Wednesday 18th July 2018

CRISPR Can Speed up Nature and Change How We Grow Food

Zachary Lippman, a plant biologist at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York with an expertise in genetics and development, shares about the wonders of gene editing in the August 2018 issue of Wired. Dr. Lippman explains how Jointless tomatoes were developed through gene editing. "We can now use Crispr to go in and directly target that gene for ...

Chinese Scientists Develop Improved CRISPR System

The CRISPR-Cas9 system has been widely used for inducing targeted mutations in a variety of species. In Arabidopsis, CRISPR relies on the edited cells where the Cas9 protein does its activity to obtain heritable and stable mutated lines. Fudan University researchers designed an improved CRISPR-Cas9 system, named MSC (meiocyte-specific CRISPR-Cas9) ...

OsIPMS1 Gene Involved in Seed Vigor and Energy Metabolism in Rice

Seed vigor is an imperative trait for the direct seeding of rice. Isopropylmalate synthase (IPMS) is known to catalyze an important step in leucine (Leu) synthesis, but its effect on seed vigor remains unclear. Nanjing Agricultural University researchers led by Yongqi He investigated the role of rice OsIPMS1 and OsIPMS2 genes in seed vigor. Both Os...

FaTM6 Controls Flower Development in Strawberry

The B-class of MADS-box transcription factors has been studied in many plant species, but remain uncharacterized in the Rosaceae family. APETALA3 (AP3), a member of this class, is known to control the petals and stamens in Arabidopsis thaliana. Carmen Martín-Pizarro, together with her colleagues from the Universidad de Malaga in Spain, aims to lear...

Researchers Find Soybean Genes for Alkaline Stress Resistance

Sucrose non-fermenting related protein kinases (SnRKs) play important roles in plant growth, development, metabolism and resistance to environmental stresses. The soybean genome has four SnRK1 genes, of which GmSnRK1.1 and GmSnRK1.2 are predominant and participate in multiple stress response pathways. To study the role of these genes in response to...

Upregulation of Lipid Biosynthesis Increases the Oil Content in Sorghum

Production of the storage lipid triacylglycerol in vegetative plant tissues has emerged as a promising strategy to meet the world's need for vegetable oil. Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) is an attractive target crop due to its high biomass, drought resistance and C4 photosynthesis. While oilseed-like triacylglycerol levels have been engineered in the C3...

ZmNBS25 from Maize Functions as a Disease Resistance Gene Across Species

Nucleotide-binding site-leucine-rich repeat (NBS-LRR) proteins are immune sensors and play roles in plant disease resistance. Researchers from Anhui Agricultural University in China recently characterized a new NBS-LRR gene in maize, ZmNBS25.The team found that ZmNBS25 could respond to pathogen inoculation and salicylic acid (SA) treatment in maize...

Sugarcane Genome Has Finally Been Sequenced

An international team coordinated by the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD) has released the genome sequence of sugarcane. The sugarcane's genome is so complex that conventional sequencing techniques were proven useless. It comprises between 10 and 12 copies of each chromosome, when the human genome has just t...

EFSA Publishes Scientific Opinion on Four-Event Stack Maize Bt11 × MIR162 × 1507 × GA21

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Panel on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO Panel) has published the Scientific Opinion on the safety of genetically modified (GM) herbicide‐tolerant and insect‐resistant maize Bt11 × MIR162 × 1507 × GA21 (referred to hereafter as ‘four‐event stack maize') and its subcombinations independ...

Australian OGTR Issues License for GM Wheat Field Trials

Australia's Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) has issued a license to the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) authorizing the field trials of wheat genetically modified (GM) for rust disease resistance. The field trials for License Application DIR 162 will be carried out between September 2018 to Septem...

Socio-economic Aspect of GM Crops Highlighted in Symposium

Science and economics merged during The Economics of Biotech Crops: A Symposium to Promote Economic and Financial Literacy symposium held on July 17, 2018 at the SEARCA Umali Auditorium, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines. The half-day event was a joint collaboration of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture ...

Vietnamese Farmers Share Experiences in GM Maize Planting

In 2015, Vietnam allowed the cultivation of biotech maize in the country. According to the ISAAA Report for 2017, farmers in Vietnam planted approximately 45,000 hectares of biotech maize. Le Thanh Hai, one of the earliest adopters of the technology from Vinh Phuc Province, said that there was limited information about the food safety of the produc...

Cornell Alliance for Science Calls for Comments for Golden Rice in PH

The Cornell Alliance for Science calls for supportive written comments and testimony for the field trial of Golden Rice in the Philippines. The public consultations are scheduled on July 18 and 19 in Nueva Ecija and Isabela provinces, respectively.Golden Rice is a beta-carotene enriched rice developed through genetic engineering to address vitamin ...

Japanese Researchers Assemble First Accurate Buckwheat Genome

Buckwheat researchers from Japan led by Dr. Yasuo Yasui, a renowned buckwheat scientist, in cooperation with GeneBay, NRGene's Japanese partner, have assembled the first accurate buckwheat genome. Buckwheat is neither a grain nor a grass, but a pseudocereal which is more related to rhubarb. Buckwheat grains are eaten as groats, and the flour is use...

Farm Babe Debunks Myths about GMOs

Michelle Miller, popularly known as the Farm Babe, is an Iowa-based farmer, public speaker, and writer. She debunked myths about GMOs from the point of view of a real farmer of GM corn and soybeans. Farm Babe stresses that 90 to 95 percent of certain crop farmers choose to plant GMOs, and they must have a good reason for that decision. According to...

International Research Team Discovers Genetic Mechanism that Allows Rice to Survive Flooding

An international research team comprised of Takeshi Kuroha of Tohoku University, Motoyuki Ashikari of Nagoya University, Susan R. McCouch of Cornell University and research collaborators in Japan and the U.S.A., have discovered a gene in rice that is critical to its survival in flooded conditions. The team has also shed light on its molecular func...

African Scientists Challenged to Invest in Developing Communication Skills

Young African scientists have been challenged to invest in honing skills that enable them to effectively communicate to non-technical audiences. This would help policy and decision makers appreciate and prioritize research as a sustainable tool in the fight against food insecurity and malnutrition in the continent. This emerged during a science com...

Experts Tackle Importance of GM Crops Commercialization in Beijing

Over 150 stakeholders from government, universities, research institutions, local and international companies, and 13 traditional and online media practitioners participated in the Crop Biological Breeding Industrialization Seminar 2018 co-organized by the Chinese Society of Biotechnology, Chinese Society of Plant Physiology and Molecular Biology, ...

Wednesday 11th July 2018

Author Shares Journey from Anti-GMO Activism to GMO Advocacy at Talking Biotech Podcast

Scientist Kelvin Folta interviewed Mark Lynas, author of Seeds of Science: How We Got it Wrong on GMOs for one of his episodes in the Talking Biotech podcast. Lynas, who used to be a biotech critic, shared that he believed in his heart that what he was doing then was right. He went to GM crop research field trials to "decontaminate" the farms, whic...

BioTaiwan 2018

What: BioTaiwan 2018 When: July 19-22, 2018 Where: TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall, Taipei, Taiwan One of the largest gatherings of its kind in Asia, BioTaiwan is five events in one, including the investment-focused BioBusiness Asia conference, the Greater China Opportunities forum; company presentations from Asia and around the world, one-on-one part...

Genome Editing in Agriculture: Methods, Applications, and Governance

The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) released an Issue Paper titled Genome Editing in Agriculture: Methods, Applications, and Governance. CAST explains that genome editing is a powerful new method that enables unprecedented control over genetic material and offers the opportunity to make rapid advances that influence agricultu...

CRISPR-Edited Tobacco Produces Improved Proteins for Pharmaceutical Use

Plants are effective alternative platforms for the production of pharmaceutical proteins. However, differences between plant and mammalian N-linked glycans, such as the presence of β-1,2-xylose and core α-1,3-fucose residues in plants, can affect the effectiveness of plant-derived proteins.Tobacco is widely used for the expression of reco...

Researcher Uses CRISPR-Cas9 as Immune System for Plants

CRISPR-Cas9 system has been adapted for targeted genome editing across species for a variety of applications. Before that, the same system provided immunity to bacteria and archaea against invading phages, conjugative plasmids, and nucleic acids. Researchers from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia aimed to adapt ...

GS9 Regulates Rice Grain Shape and Appearance

Identifying genes that determine grain shape can greatly help the breeding of better rice cultivars. Thus, Dong-Sheng Zhao from Yangzhou University in China and team studied the Grain Shape Gene on Chromosome 9 (GS9) and its role in grain shape of rice. To further study the gene, the team developed both GS9-overexpressing and CRISPR-edited gs9 null...

Study Explains Auxin's Role in Rice Root Proliferation

A well-developed root system in rice (Oryza sativa) and other crops can ensure efficient absorption of nutrients and water. Auxin is a vital regulator for root development, however, the mechanisms by which auxin controls root development in rice are not fully understood. Researchers from the Huazhong Agricultural University in China, led by Tao Zha...


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