Navigation Links
Pact invests US $109 million to secure critical genetic material, maintain global food production
Date:1/31/2013

g collections, the CGIAR Consortium partnership with the Trust envisions adding some 56,000 new samples or "accessions" to the genebanks by 2015, including a large number of wild relatives of cultivated crops. Wild relatives often contain important traits, such as drought tolerance or disease resistance, that can be hard to find in cultivated varieties. New plant breeding technologies are making it easier to borrow traits from distant wild relatives and use them to improve the productivity or fitness of a cultivated crop.

"Today, thousands of improved crop varieties are growing in farmers' fields that can trace their roots to CGIAR genebanks," Haga noted. For example, the tsunami in late December 2004 increased the salinity of many rice-growing regions of Asia. But in the following year, the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in Manila searched its collection of more than 100,000 rice varieties and found cultivars suitable for the now-salty soils. IRRI's genebank also was central to helping Cambodia rebound from a country whose rice production was decimated in the wars of the 1970s to become the rice exporter it is today.

More recently, the seed collections maintained by the International Crop Research Centre for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) have been mined to help farmers in the drought-stricken horn of Africa switch to more drought-tolerant varieties.

The CGIAR's genebank collection is intended for everyday use by plant breeders and crop researchers. The collection is safety duplicated in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault on a remote island near the Arctic Circle. With the government of Norway, the Trust established the Svalbard facility as a back-up seed collection built to stand the test of time and to protect the world's crop diversity from natural or manmade disasters.

The new partnership between the Trust and the CGIAR Consortium will allocate the US$
'/>"/>

Contact: Michelle Geis
mgeis@burnesscommunications.com
301-280-5712

Contact: Susan Tonassi
301-280-5711
stonassi@burnesscommunications.com


Source:Eurekalert


Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology news :

1. Ontario Genomics Institute invests in validation of a novel protein interaction technology at U of T
2. Brainwave "Balancing" Research Receives $1 Million Grant From The Susanne Marcus Collins Foundation, Inc.
3. £35 million to support research for vital industrial sector
4. Salk Institute awarded historic $42 million grant from the Helmsley Charitable Trust
5. UT Dallas researchers awarded $4.3 million to create next-generation technologies
6. Researcher awarded $5.08 million to study oilseed camelina as biofuel feedstock
7. Autism Speaks awards $4.8 million for new research
8. WHOI research projects awarded $5.2 million to support marine microbial research
9. Bloomberg School receives $28 million for family planning advocacy
10. Your Christmas tree and its genome have remained very much the same over the last 100 million years
11. Lake Erie wind farm proposal wins $4 million in federal funding
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/22/2014)... 2014 NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD ... mobile commerce market, issues the following corporate shareholder update ... Letter from the CEO : ... funding and joined the NASDAQ to support ramping of ... biometric and authentication products and services. This strategic achievement positions ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... 7,000 geoscientists will gather in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, ... America,s 126th Annual Meeting & Exposition on 19-22 October ... transportation of crude oil, earthquake prediction problems, and how ... and Tribulations of Life on an Active Subduction Zone, ... , A broad range of topics will be presented ...
(Date:9/21/2014)... United Nations General Assembly events focussed on ways to ... children, Grand Challenges Canada, funded by the Government of ... bold ideas to address this challenge. , The novel ... Bangladeshi mothers working in garment factories to express, pasteurize ... reducing absenteeism due to child illnesses, and lowering baby ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):NXT-ID Issues Shareholder Corporate Update 2NXT-ID Issues Shareholder Corporate Update 3NXT-ID Issues Shareholder Corporate Update 4Geoscience topics in the spotlight -- Vancouver, BC 2Geoscience topics in the spotlight -- Vancouver, BC 3Geoscience topics in the spotlight -- Vancouver, BC 4Geoscience topics in the spotlight -- Vancouver, BC 5Canada funds 22 innovative projects to help save 'Every Woman, Every Child' 2Canada funds 22 innovative projects to help save 'Every Woman, Every Child' 3Canada funds 22 innovative projects to help save 'Every Woman, Every Child' 4Canada funds 22 innovative projects to help save 'Every Woman, Every Child' 5Canada funds 22 innovative projects to help save 'Every Woman, Every Child' 6Canada funds 22 innovative projects to help save 'Every Woman, Every Child' 7Canada funds 22 innovative projects to help save 'Every Woman, Every Child' 8Canada funds 22 innovative projects to help save 'Every Woman, Every Child' 9Canada funds 22 innovative projects to help save 'Every Woman, Every Child' 10Canada funds 22 innovative projects to help save 'Every Woman, Every Child' 11Canada funds 22 innovative projects to help save 'Every Woman, Every Child' 12Canada funds 22 innovative projects to help save 'Every Woman, Every Child' 13Canada funds 22 innovative projects to help save 'Every Woman, Every Child' 14Canada funds 22 innovative projects to help save 'Every Woman, Every Child' 15
... WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., July 10, 2008 -- Thomas E. Smith, ... awarded a $217,710 three-year grant by the National Cancer ... "Asymmetric Methods for the Synthesis of Pyran-Based Anticancer Natural ... of new methods that will allow for the efficient ...
... a million electrical signals pulsing through your body. At the ... the ion channel. A new study by researchers from ... a meter in ion channels. This movement is critical to ... close in response to changes in voltage across the membrane. ...
... a self-assembled monolayer of a polychlorotriphenyl methyl radical ... behaves as an electroactive switch with optical and ... be made to form ordered layers on a ... Science Foundation (ESF) through the EUROCORES programne SONS ...
Cached Biology News:Researchers catch ion channels in their opening act 2Researchers catch ion channels in their opening act 3Multitasking nanotechnology 2Multitasking nanotechnology 3
(Date:9/22/2014)... -- Neogen Corporation (Nasdaq: NEOG ) announced today ... 2015 fiscal year, which ended Aug. 31, was $8,883,000 ... $7,839,000 in the first quarter of last year. Adjusted ... earnings per share in the current quarter were $0.24, ... quarter revenues increased 15% to $67,599,000, from the previous ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... Washington, D.C (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 ... the top privately held biotechnology companies of 2014. ... of companies before selecting this year’s winners. Those ... private biotechnology companies in the industry. , ... a new group of Fierce 15 companies," said Carroll. ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... N.J. , Sept. 22, 2014  WIRB-Copernicus ... and ethical review services for clinical research, announced ... (WIRB) has been reaccredited by the Association ... (AAHRPP), which endeavors to improve safeguards for clinical ... Donald A. Deieso , Ph.D., commented, "It ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... 2014 The US markets on ... as the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished at 17,279.74, ... down 0.30%. The S&P 500 finished the session 0.05% ... of ten sectors finished on a positive note. The ... at 751.48, up 0.10%, with the index gaining 6.95% ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Neogen reports 13% net income increase 2Neogen reports 13% net income increase 3Neogen reports 13% net income increase 4Neogen reports 13% net income increase 5Neogen reports 13% net income increase 6Neogen reports 13% net income increase 7FierceBiotech Announces Annual “Fierce 15” Winners of 2014 2Western IRB (WIRB) Awarded AAHRPP Reaccreditation 2Stock Updates on Biotech Industry - Array BioPharma, Enzon Pharma, Alkermes, Amarin, and Synergy Pharma 2Stock Updates on Biotech Industry - Array BioPharma, Enzon Pharma, Alkermes, Amarin, and Synergy Pharma 3Stock Updates on Biotech Industry - Array BioPharma, Enzon Pharma, Alkermes, Amarin, and Synergy Pharma 4Stock Updates on Biotech Industry - Array BioPharma, Enzon Pharma, Alkermes, Amarin, and Synergy Pharma 5
... Food and Drug Administration is changing. However, is it ... answer is a qualified "yes", but the demands on ... The growing demands of scientific discovery, regulatory needs, and ... FDA. , ,The explosion in biotechnology and other scientific ...
... just turned one! It is both rewarding and inspirational to ... 12 months of online publishing. , ,According to Alexa ... has obtained the largest readership in terms of reach, ... feature websites in the Midwest. WTN is read beyond Wisconsin ...
... special breed of person to staff customer support centers. These ... a breakdown of a complicated computer system, and then be ... the problem. Finding these very talented people is not an ... for a high degree of technical aptitude. But there is ...
Cached Biology Technology:Fast Track: Topics for Consideration 2WTN's First Year 2Hope For Some U.S. Tech Workers 2Hope For Some U.S. Tech Workers 3
...
Mouse monoclonal antibody raised against a partial recombinant ARHGEF11. NCBI Entrez Gene ID = ARHGEF11...
... Channel Cell Lines ,High Quality, Functionally-Validated, Ion ... well known for having a critical role ... have a key function in pain, CNS ... channels have been investigated in therapeutic areas, ...
Mouse monoclonal antibody raised against a partial recombinant TTC3. NCBI Entrez Gene ID = TTC3...
Biology Products: