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BBSRC awards major grants for poultry vaccines, new elite lines of wheat and plants that make their own fertiliser

Three high-value, long-term research projects totalling £13.9M have been awarded funding by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). They have the potential to produce cheap and effective vaccines for poultry, develop plants that can make their own fertiliser and create new ways to breed elite lines of wheat. The three grants, funded through BBSRC's...
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Early bird registration for Sustainable Poultry Production Symposium ends 30th Jun

Sustainable Poultry Production in Europe 31st Poultry Science Symposium, 8-10th September 2014, Chester, UK The 31st Poultry Science Symposium aims to explore and ultimately define sustainability in the context of poultry production in Europe and to answer the questions around how we achieve a resilient and successful poultry industry.  With UK and international invited...
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Full scholarships available for avian biology and development residential course

Benefit from a hands-on experience of chickens from cell to barn The Advanced Training Partnership in Intensive Livestock Health and Production is proud to offer four full scholarships (covering fees and accommodation) for Edinburgh’s Avian Biology and Development 2-week residential course. This will run from 20th until 31st January and forms part of the MSc in Animal...
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Promiscuity and sperm selection improves genetic quality in birds

New research from the University of East Anglia has shown that females can maximise the genetic quality of their offspring by being promiscuous. Researchers studied red junglefowl (the wild ancestor of the domestic chicken) in a collaborative project with the University of Oxford, Stockholm University and Linköping University. Findings published today in the...
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Unscrambling the genetics of the chicken's 'blue' egg

They are the latest foodie fashion and look set to become big business in the baking aisles of all the major supermarkets – the blue egg produced by some chickens is prettier and some say tastier and cleaner-breaking than the traditional brown one – and now, thanks to scientists from The University of Nottingham, we know what caused the eggs in some breeds to turn this unusual colour. In...
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Duck genome provides new insight into fighting bird flu

The duck genome consortium, which includes scientists from China Agricultural University, BGI, University of Edinburgh and other institutes, has completed the genome sequencing and analysis of the duck ( Anas platyrhynchos ), a principal natural host of influenza A viruses. The new H7N9 bird flu strain has killed 36 people and caused $6.5 billion loss to China’s...
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