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Plant disease is an ever evolving threat. How can genomics research help to arm our crops against pathogens and protect our global food supply?
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Scientists identify the candidate genes that may be essential to apomixis, the formation of asexual seeds in plants; accelerating the breeding of vital forage crops for animal nutrition in Africa and Latin America.
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At EI, six breeders from Hanoi learned the basics of bioinformatics, which will help them breed drought and salt resistant rice in Vietnam. Here’s their story.
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Swapping science for savoury - let’s appreciate the cultural significance of a crop that acts as a staple food for half of the people on Earth.
Crop domestication has been a defining feature of mankind for over 10,000 years, but how have our crops changed over this period of time?
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In Vietnam, rice is considered a ‘gift from God’. By training Vietnamese rice breeders in bioinformatics, we’re helping to keep it that way.
GM crops have the potential to improve millions of lives every year and have an excellent safety record, so why did the Scottish government ban them?