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Major international push to maximize bioscience research to help world's poorest farmers
Date:11/20/2012

apes the distribution of aphids under natural conditions.

Reducing crop losses with cereals that respond to pest attack

Using state of the art semiochemical identification and genetic analysis technology the researchers will work with local farmers to look at different crop varieties and define genetic markers associated with the semiochemical trait to enable breeding programmes to move the trait into better crop varieties.

Exploiting wild wheat to produce better Indian varieties

Over the next five years, an international team of scientists will examine genetic variation in wild wheat species to identify traits which could be used in cultivated varieties, providing tolerance to abiotic stresses such as heat and drought tolerance as well as biotic stresses such as resistance to pests and diseases.
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Contact: Tracey Jewitt
tracey.jewitt@bbsrc.ac.uk
01-793-413-355
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Source:Eurekalert

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