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Naturally occurring protein discovered which boosts rice yield by 50%

In collaboration with researchers at Nanjing Agricultural University, Dr Tony Miller from the John Innes Centre has developed rice crops with an improved ability to manage their own pH levels, enabling them to take up significantly more nitrogen, iron and phosphorous from soil and increase yield by up to 54 percent. Rice is a major crop, feeding almost 50 percent of the world’s...
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International Wheat Yield Partnership awards funding for eight projects

The BBSRC-supported International Wheat Yield Partnership (IWYP) has funded eight selected projects from its first competitive call. The projects cover a broad range of research topics related to the IWYP goal of raising the genetic yield potential of wheat by up to 50% over the coming 20 years. IWYP launched its first competitive call for research proposals in January 2015.  Five...
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Researchers uncover new genetic markers for wheat improvement

Kansas State University wheat scientists have completed the first study of a chromosome in a tertiary gene pool and have called it a breakthrough in exploring wheat wild relatives for future crop improvement. Their study, " Exploring the tertiary gene pool of bread wheat: sequence assembly and analysis of chromosome 5M of Aegilops geniculata ," was published Sept. 27 in The Plant...
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Agri-Tech East to hold ‘New Innovations in Crop Breeding’ Pollinator Event on 13th October, Norwich

Exciting advances in the role genes play in oil seed rape pod shatter are one of the new developments in crop breeding being discussed at Agri-Tech East’s ‘ New Innovations in Crop Breeding ’ Pollinator at Norwich Research Park on the 13th October 2015. For over 10,000 years, farmers have selected crops they wanted to breed on their characteristics. The cereal crops with the longest...
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Large-scale deep re-sequencing of cucumber reveals new insights

Researchers from the Genome Centre of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), BGI, and other institutes have presented a cucumber genomic variation map,  published online in Nature Genetics,  that includes about 3.6 million variants revealed by deep resequencing of 115 cucumbers worldwide. This work provides new insights for understanding the genetic basis of...
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New project will use genomics tools to improve sorghum production

An international team led by the University of Georgia’s Plant Genome Mapping Laboratory will work toward sustainable intensification of sorghum production, in a $4.98 million initiative recently funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID). The project will use new genomics tools to address urgent needs for a more drought resilient food supply, increase rates of...
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