Navigation Links
Time is ticking for some crop's wild relatives
Date:5/30/2012

ed is pressing for conservation in many ways, most significantly by developing a step-by-step, standardized protocol countries can use to identify and protect the crop wild relatives within their borders. The first countries he worked with to execute a plan were Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan. Most recently, he helped Portugal, Switzerland, the U.K., and several other European nations complete conservation strategies, and he's now collaborating with several more. Two of his graduate students currently work in China and North Africa. And a former student is now assisting Greene with the U.S. strategy. Greene says, while threatened by climate change just like all wild species, these wild relatives are the same plants that could help us adapt our food systems to the new conditions. "That's why it surprises me. Why aren't these plants the poster children [for plant conservation]?" she says. "We know they have value."


'/>"/>

Contact: Teri Barr
tbarr@sciencesocieties.org
608-268-3976
American Society of Agronomy
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Sticking power: new adhesive earns patent, could find place in space
2. Ticking of cellular clock promotes seismic changes in the chromatin landscape associated with aging
3. Beetle-fungus disease threatens crops and landscape trees in Southern California
4. Slug ecology and management in no-till field crops
5. Team aims to make sugarcane, sorghum into oil-producing crops
6. Improving crops from the roots up
7. A major step forward towards drought tolerance in crops
8. Scientists forecast crops that adapt to changing weather
9. Salt-tolerant crops show higher capacity for carbon fixation
10. Feasibility of using mycoherbicides to control illicit drug crops is uncertain
11. Genome-scale network of rice genes to speed the development of biofuel crops
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/22/2014)... Antarctic fishes that manufacture their own "antifreeze" proteins ... suffer an unfortunate side effect, researchers report: The ... resist melting even when temperatures warm. , ... of the National Academy of Sciences . , ... consequence of the evolution of antifreeze proteins in ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... (September 22, 2014)The Brain & Behavior Research ... of NARSAD Young Investigator Grants valued at ... the world,s most promising young scientists. Recipients ... neurobiological research will seek to identify causes, ... psychiatric disorders that affect one in four ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... Mobile robots could be much more useful in homes, ... robots usually see the world with cameras and lasers, ... objects that are hidden in clutter. A complementary way ... the use of small ultra-high frequency radio-frequency identification (UHF ... objects, allowing an RFID-equipped robot to search a room ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Study: Antifreeze proteins in Antarctic fishes prevent freezingand melting 2Study: Antifreeze proteins in Antarctic fishes prevent freezingand melting 3Brain & Behavior Research Foundation awards 200 NARSAD Young Investigator grants 2New RFID technology helps robots find household objects 2New RFID technology helps robots find household objects 3
... of researchers from The University of Texas at Dallas have ... the technologies of the next generation. One UT Dallas ... with the goal of creating faster electronics that use dramatically ... computer architecture that allows the many types of computers used ...
... on January 22, 2013, a team of paleontologists including Dr. ... Angeles County,s (NHM) Dinosaur Institute, has discovered a way to ... Confuciusornis sanctus , a 125-million-year-old Mesozoic bird, had remarkable ... ornamental tail feathers, others had none features that have ...
... Biologist Erica Larschan, Ph.D., was named by The ... innovative findings on chromosomal activity in fruit flies. 2011 Pew Biomedical ... in identifying a protein that allows a male fruit fly to ... proven similar in human males, could point the way to treatments ...
Cached Biology News:UT Dallas researchers awarded $4.3 million to create next-generation technologies 2UT Dallas researchers awarded $4.3 million to create next-generation technologies 3UT Dallas researchers awarded $4.3 million to create next-generation technologies 4Sex of early birds suggests dinosaur reproductive style 2
(Date:9/23/2014)... WASHINGTON, New York , September 23, 2014 ... ), a leading provider of  Closed System Transfer   ... a new exclusive partnership with Taiwanese distributor MedFront Medical Technology ... regulatory bodies in Taiwan , ... for approval as the company continues to expand ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... NY (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 Marktech ... of deep ultra violet emitters in the 280 nm ... standard UV emitters which range from 280nm to 405nm. ... and water sanitation as well as curing. Mark Campito, ... line of special interest to manufacturers is that we ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... 2014 Healthcare professionals, patients ... convene at the Society for Integrative Oncology ... October 26-28 in Houston, Texas to discuss ... in individualized integrative cancer care. This multi-disciplinary ... nutritionists, naturopaths, acupuncturists, and other complementary care ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... September 23, 2014 New ... Imperial Innovations, Cambridge Innovation Capital and Johnson & ... cancer genomics company focused on harnessing the potential ... cancer testing and treatment, today announced it has ... Imperial Innovations and including Cambridge Innovation Capital and ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Equashield Enters Taiwan Following Expansion to Australia, Japan, China 2Marktech Introduces its New Line of Deep UV Emitters 2International Medical Experts to Discuss Latest Integrative Oncology Research and Its Translation to Personalized Clinical Care at 11th International Conference of SIO 2International Medical Experts to Discuss Latest Integrative Oncology Research and Its Translation to Personalized Clinical Care at 11th International Conference of SIO 3Inivata Raises £4m to Realise the Potential of ctDNA Analysis to Improve Cancer Treatment Through Simple Blood Tests 2Inivata Raises £4m to Realise the Potential of ctDNA Analysis to Improve Cancer Treatment Through Simple Blood Tests 3Inivata Raises £4m to Realise the Potential of ctDNA Analysis to Improve Cancer Treatment Through Simple Blood Tests 4
... definition has potential to revolutionize,endoscopic surgery, LAS ... glimpse into the,future of women,s healthcare with the ... first time using "4K" technology, at the 37th,Global ... AAGL. AAGL,is the international professional society for specialists ...
... Nutrition 21, Inc.,(Nasdaq: NXXI ) today ... and general manager of the Company,s Direct Response ... than 22 years of,experience in sales, marketing, management ... McWilliams, responsibilities include new,business development, sales strategy, vendor ...
... Va., Oct. 30 Insmed Inc. (Nasdaq:,INSM), a developer of follow-on biologics ... 30,2008., Recent Company Highlights, -- Follow-on Biologics Program ... Kingdom,s Medicines and ... study for the Company,s second ...
Cached Biology Technology:Women's Surgery Recorded for the First Time on '4K' Digital Cinema is Presented at the AAGL Congress 2Nutrition 21 Appoints Pam McWilliams, Vice President - General Manager of Direct Response 2Nutrition 21 Appoints Pam McWilliams, Vice President - General Manager of Direct Response 3Insmed Announces Financial Results for Third Quarter and Nine-Months Ended September 30, 2008 2Insmed Announces Financial Results for Third Quarter and Nine-Months Ended September 30, 2008 3Insmed Announces Financial Results for Third Quarter and Nine-Months Ended September 30, 2008 4Insmed Announces Financial Results for Third Quarter and Nine-Months Ended September 30, 2008 5Insmed Announces Financial Results for Third Quarter and Nine-Months Ended September 30, 2008 6Insmed Announces Financial Results for Third Quarter and Nine-Months Ended September 30, 2008 7Insmed Announces Financial Results for Third Quarter and Nine-Months Ended September 30, 2008 8Insmed Announces Financial Results for Third Quarter and Nine-Months Ended September 30, 2008 9Insmed Announces Financial Results for Third Quarter and Nine-Months Ended September 30, 2008 10