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Wednesday 14th November 2018

Inside the Biotech Lab and Image Gallery

ISAAA releases its latest addition to the Biotech Communication Series, Inside the Biotech Lab: How to Genetically Engineer a Plant? which is a visual documentation of how scientists conduct genetic transformation in the laboratory. Together with the new publication, ISAAA also releases the ISAAA Biotech/GM Crops Image Gallery which contains over 1...

UC Davis European Plant Breeding Academy Class 6 Now Open for Registration

University of California, Davis Plant Breeding Academy (PBA) is a professional certificate program offered since 2006 with classes in USA, Europe, Africa, and Asia. To date, the program has trained nearly 300 breeders, 80% of which are from the private seed industry. Class 6 of the European PBA will start in October 2019 and it is now open for regi...

Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy Networks to Facilitate Shift to Low Carbon Economy

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), together with the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) have committed to fund six unique collaborative Networks in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy (BBSRC NIBB) to support, encourage, and facilitate the shift to a low carbon economy from using fossil res...

Researchers Identify the Best-Performing Cas Nuclease

CRISPR-mediated genome editing has been applied in several plants using several types of Cas nucleases. However, these nucleases have not been directly compared with each other to determine which enzyme is best performing in terms of efficiency and specificity. Thus, researcher Nicola Patron from Earlham Institute in the United Kingdom and colleagu...

CRISPR is Perceived Similarly as GMOs in Five Countries

CRISPR differs from genetically modified organisms (GMOs) by specifically producing modifications in a genome of a species without transferring a trait from another organism. Thus, the scientific community distinguishes its promising role in food security and agriculture as a new breeding technology. Given the history of struggle of GMOs in reachin...

CRISPR Used in Genome Imaging

Applications of the versatile molecular tool CRISPR have been extended by researchers from genome editing into genome imaging via the technology they call CRISPR-Sirius. Researcher Hanhui Ma of ShanghaiTech University and colleagues repurposed the genome editing tool into viewing targeted genes in the nucleus and chromosomes of cells.The limitation...

Researchers Update on Potato Genome Editing

Polyploid plants are limitedly amenable to breeding and genetic engineering and editing because of difficulties in segregation and purifying genes of interest into a single line. Thus, such plants are usually clonally propagated. Nevertheless, efforts on proving the applicability of the genome editing technology have been applied in such plants, es...

Gene Enhances Rice Tolerance to Tungro Virus

Rice Tungro Disease is considered as rice cancer as it causes symptoms, such as stunted growth, yellow to orange leaf discoloration, and fewer reproductive tillers that are difficult to control once manifested in rice plants. The RF2a gene was found to increase tolerance of rice plants to tungro virus.Researchers from Indonesian Institute of Scienc...

Researchers Discover How to Engineer Plants with Enhanced Drought Resistance without Affecting Growth

Drought is one of the effects of climate change that needs serious attention. This year's decreased rainfall and abnormally hotter temperatures in northern and eastern Europe caused large losses in cereals and potato crops and in other horticultural species. Experts have long believed that that to ensure food security, it is becoming necessary to u...

Values Should be Considered in Discussions about GE Products

The role of genome editing in food and feed production has sparked debates and discussions among stakeholders. Risk-focused is how researcher Sarah Bechtold of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany describes these debates, saying that assessments are confined only within the scientific definition of risks, which are different from how the...

SEARCA BIC Organizes 3rd Agri-biotech Boot Camp for Senior High School Students

Eighteen senior high school students and their teachers from seven provinces (Laguna, Pampanga, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, Agusan del Norte, Iloilo, and Leyte) in the Philippines were selected to represent their respective schools at the Agri-biotech Boot Camp organized by the SEARCA Biotechnology Information Center (SEARCA BIC) on November 6-8, 2018. ...

PH Department of Science and Technology Hosts the National Biotechnology Week 2018

The 14th National Biotechnology Week (NBW) of the Philippines starts this week with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) as the host agency. DOST invites the public to know more about biotech and its benefits by participating in the activities and visiting the trade fair and exhibit at the World Trade Center, Pasay City on November 13-17...

Australian OGTR Receives License Application for Field Trial of GM Wheat

The Australian Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) has received a license application (DIR 165) from the University of Melbourne to conduct a field trial of genetically modified (GM) wheat with altered iron content.The trial is proposed to take place between April 2019 and December 2023, on up to 10 sites per year with a maximum area of ...

Researchers Find Genetic Mechanism for Controlling the Shape of Fruits, Vegetables, and Grains

Scientists from the University of Georgia discovered a genetic mechanism that governs the shape of fruits, vegetables, and grains. The results of the study are published in Nature Communications."We may be able to explain the shapes of many fruits and vegetables through a similar mechanism to the one we described in tomatoes," said Esther van der K...

"Fooling" Soybeans Yields Better Plants a Generation Later

Researchers from Pennsylvania State University have fooled soybean plants into thinking they were under attack by temporarily silencing the expression of of a critical gene. After selectively cross breeding those plants with the original stock, the progeny "remember" the stress-induced responses and become more vigorous, resilient, and productive. ...

Research Shows Farmer Adjustments Offset Impact of Climate Change on Corn Production

Concern that global warming will have a strong negative effect on crop yields were widespread. Research published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on historical maize yields across the U.S. Corn Belt suggests that a continuation of the historical yield trend will depend on a stable climate and continued farmer adjustments. The res...

Genetic Mutatation Key to Resistance in Cotton Pest

A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) identifies a dominantly inherited mutation that confers resistance to engineered cotton in caterpillars of the cotton bollworm, one of the world's most destructive crop pests. Entomologists from the University of Arizona (UA), the University of Tennessee and the Nan...

Agricultural Biotech Advocates to Reach Out to Policymakers

The Cornell Alliance for Science 2018 Global Leadership Fellows are in the final leg of their training this week (November 13-16, 2018), talking about their experiences to the U.S. and international policymakers in Washington, D.C. with the goal of getting support to promote agricultural innovation in their countries.The fellows came from various f...

Wednesday 7th November 2018

Pocket K: Contributions of Agri-biotech in Alleviation of Poverty and Hunger (Updated)

Updated versions of the following Pocket Ks are now available for download: Contributions of Agricultural Biotechnology in Alleviation of Poverty and HungerContribution of GM Technology to the Livestock SectorCommunicating Crop Biotechnology Other topics are also available at the ISAAA website....

Scientists Reveal a Gene Related to Alzheimer's Disease Using CRISPR

Cases of Alzheimer's disease (AD), the most common form of dementia, is mostly sporadic, making it difficult for scientists to determine how the disease starts and develops. Notably, researcher Carlos Pascual-Caro from University of Extremadura in Spain and colleagues pave a step forward into finding a cure for the disease by discovering a gene lin...

Plant Genome Editing Database (PGED) Goes Live

The number of publications about CRISPR and plants edited using the gene editing technology is continuously growing. Thus, researchers from Boyce Thompson Institute in New York built a platform to track plants that have been edited using CRISPR through the Plant Genome Editing Database, a project funded by the National Science Foundation. The datab...

Plasmid-Free Genome Editing of Cabbage and Chinese Cabbage

CRISPR-Cas9-mediated gene editing is enabled by the same methods as the production of genetically modified organisms. The only difference is that the transferred DNA sequence is sorted out of the plant at the end of the experiment, making the plant transgene-free. However, researcher Roman Jerala of National Institute of Chemistry in Slovenia and c...

Researchers Use CRISPR for Apple and Grapevine Improvement

Important fruit crops apple and grapevine are subjects for crop improvement by conferring biotic and abiotic stress tolerance through traditional breeding and modern biotechnology. As approvals for field testing and commercialization have been limited in most crops, researcher Yuriko Osakabe from Tokushima University in Japan and colleagues explore...

Gene from Castor Bean Increases Unusual Oil in Camelina

Unusual oils like hydroxy fatty acids (HFAs) are valuable in the chemical industry. They are largely produced in seeds of castor bean and lesquerella. However, the mass production of these plants is hindered by challenges such as difficulty in weed control and hazardous compounds also produced in these plants. Thus, researchers Niranjan Aryal and C...

Protoplast Isolation Method for Genetic Improvement of Pineapple

Pineapple is the second most important fruit crop next to banana. Besides its economic benefits, it is also a model species for Crassulacean acid metabolism pathway of photosynthesis in plants. An available genetic transformation method is required to further improve and study this plant. However, Agrobacterium-mediated transformation in pineapple ...


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