Navigation Links
HortResearch science reveals the natural potential of apples

Fruit lovers worldwide may soon enjoy new, healthier, tastier apples, following the release this week of crucial genetic data which fruit breeders say will help revolutionise the produce industry.

Researchers at New Zealand's world renowned fruit science company HortResearch, announced today that they would complete the public release of the world's most extensive collection of apple DNA sequences.

The release comprises over 50,000 apple gene sequences - referred to by scientists as expressed sequence tags (ESTs). These are DNA sequences from active genes in the plant; genes that govern such characteristics as fruit colour and taste.

By identifying and investigating only these active genes, researchers can avoid the high costs and long timeframes associated with full genome mapping projects.

A number of research teams from around the world have been working on identifying apple ESTs, and this will be the 2nd time New Zealand scientists have taken 'line honours' for being first to publish crucial information. The previous occasion was in 2004, when HortResearch and listed New Zealand biotech company Genesis Ltd released 100,000 apple ESTs.

Identified by HortResearch scientists over a 6 year period, the apple ESTs hold the secrets to discovering how gene function controls all aspects of fruit development, including taste, colour, vitamin content and even how fruit fight plant diseases.

Fruit breeders can then use this information to create new apple varieties, tailored to suit consumer tastes, health requirements, and the demand from industry for fruit less prone to disease.

Speaking at a gathering of the world's top fruit geneticists in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand, HortResearch Chief Scientist Dr Ian Ferguson said the technology held the capacity to revolutionise the apple industry.

"By understanding fruit at a genetic level we are able to unlock the true potential of nature and present industry with product
'"/>

Source:JKureczka@comcast.net


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Whats really making you sick? Plant pathologists offer the science behind Sick Building Syndrome
2. Innovative collaboration brings Arctic science into the classroom
3. Dalai Lama, top scientists to discuss science & clinical applications of meditation
4. Creationism is not science ?making the case for Darwin at UCL
5. Scientist measures role of sciences coolest player: The snow
6. Cardiologists living chip changes science of disease monitoring
7. Scientists persistence sheds light on marine science riddle
8. NIH neuroscience microarray consortium launches high-throughput genotyping services
9. New science of metagenomics will transform modern microbiology
10. Are journal rankings distorting science?
11. Executable biology -- Computer science sheds light on animal development
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: HortResearch science reveals the natural potential apples

(Date:7/31/2014)... enormous conflagration known as the Rim Fire was in ... mature trees, when it entered the backcountry of Yosemite ... 2013. But inside the park, the battle began to ... decisions and drought can combine to fuel large, severe ... it eventually encountered lands where fire had been used ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... are familiar with Hibiscus flowers- they are an ... are commonly planted in the landscape. Some, like ... endangered species. , Only a relatively few botanists ... an equally beautiful and intriguing related group of ... of Hibiscus". , Brother of Hibiscus species are ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... White, brown and beige adipocytes, or fat cells, are ... functions and each plays its own role in metabolism. ... far the most prevalent. Its primary function is energy ... energy to generate heat but are only found in ... adipocytes, which represent a special type of brown adipocytes, ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):The Rim Fire 1 year later: A natural experiment in fire ecology and management 2The Rim Fire 1 year later: A natural experiment in fire ecology and management 3The Rim Fire 1 year later: A natural experiment in fire ecology and management 4The Rim Fire 1 year later: A natural experiment in fire ecology and management 5Brother of Hibiscus is found alive and well on Maui 2Hope for the overweight 2
... Washington, DC Engineered nanoscale materials (ENMs), which ... use in food packaging, raise new safety evaluation ... report released today by the Project on Emerging ... The food-packaging industry, food companies and ...
... developed an effective technology for reducing contamination of dangerous ... Salmonella and E. coli O157:H7 on foods ranging from ... It is made from inexpensive and readily available ingredients ... and Drug Administration. The new technology, which ...
... Almost every June for 30 years, Terry McEneaney drove around ... three routes. Park ornithologist at the time, he would ... Then he,d drive another half mile, repeat the process and ... for the North American Breeding Bird Survey. Trying to finish ...
Cached Biology News:Use of nanomaterials in food packaging poses regulatory challenges 2New UGA invention effectively kills foodborne pathogens in minutes 2Bird watchers, space technology come together in Montana State University study 2Bird watchers, space technology come together in Montana State University study 3
(Date:8/1/2014)... Aug. 1, 2014 One of the major ... personalized medicine, which is the practice of using genomic ... a patient,s individual biology. Personalized diagnostics—laboratory analyses that inform ... in the lab,s future. This fall, AACC ,s ... latest science in this exciting field and the novel ...
(Date:8/1/2014)... BCC Research ( http://www.bccresearch.com ) reveals in its ... MARKETS , that the global market RNA interference (RNAi) ... $38.8 billion by 2018, with a five-year compound annual ... the fastest moving segment of the market, is moving ... RNAi therapeutics has shown tremendous growth and has moved ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... (PRWEB) August 01, 2014 ... China Polyurethane Resin Industry” is a professional ... market. The report introduces Polyurethane Resin basic ... industry chain structure and industry overview. This ... China’s domestic market as well as global ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... see through organs and even the entire body to ... cellular structures has been a long-time dream of biologists. ... 31st in the journal Cell has now ... making opaque organs, bodies, and human tissue biopsies transparent, ... protocols could pave the way for a better understanding ...
Breaking Biology Technology:First-Ever AACC Virtual Conference to Focus on Personalized Diagnostics 2Global Market for RNAi Drug Delivery Technologies to Reach $38.8 Billion in 2018; Aptamer Delivery Segment Surging at 58.2% CAGR 2Global Market for RNAi Drug Delivery Technologies to Reach $38.8 Billion in 2018; Aptamer Delivery Segment Surging at 58.2% CAGR 3Polyurethane Resin Industry & Thermoplastic Polyurethane Market (China, Global) Analysis Now at DeepResearchReports.com 2Polyurethane Resin Industry & Thermoplastic Polyurethane Market (China, Global) Analysis Now at DeepResearchReports.com 3Polyurethane Resin Industry & Thermoplastic Polyurethane Market (China, Global) Analysis Now at DeepResearchReports.com 4See-through organs and bodies will accelerate biomedical discoveries 2
... , SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 11 ... stage biopharmaceutical company developing a proprietary breakthrough class of targeted ... private placement financing with gross proceeds of US $5,123,521, exceeding ... anticipated on or before September 15, 2009, with additional proceeds ...
... , , CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 11 ... of novel therapies for immune-mediated diseases, today announced changes to the protocol ... and efficacy of otelixizumab, a targeted T cell immunomodulator, in patients with ... ( D urable Response Therapy E valuation F or ...
... SEATTLE, Aug. 11 Omeros Corporation today announced ... OMS302, the Company,s ophthalmologic PharmacoSurgery(TM) product candidate. OMS302 is ... agent that causes pupil dilation (mydriasis), each with well-known ... Omeros, Phase 1/Phase 2 trial enrolled 61 patients undergoing ...
Cached Biology Technology:Jennerex Closes $5 Million First Tranche of Series C Financing 2Tolerx Announces Amendment to Phase 3 DEFEND Protocol 2Tolerx Announces Amendment to Phase 3 DEFEND Protocol 3Omeros Announces Positive Clinical Results of Phase 1/Phase 2 Trial of OMS302 for Use During Ophthalmologic Surgery 2
Recombinant Rhesus Macaque IFN-alpha...
chk 1 kinase...
...
KNP-1 (HES1) Purified Anti-Mouse, Anti-Rat, Anti-Human, Anti-Dog, Anti-Chicken clone 35, Isotype Mouse IgG 1 , 150 µg Consult technical datasheet for details....
Biology Products: