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AgFeed Industries Enters Into Hog Genetic Program Arrangement with Hypor, the Pig Breeding Division of Hendrix Genetics B.V.

... to be one of the world's largest broad-based breeding pyramids supporting commercial producers in 25 ... goal since it acquired the Jiangxi Lushan breeding Farm and now AgFeed will advance to the next ... key element to this future growth is scientific breeding which is underscored by our arrangement with ...

DuPont Partners with Indonesian Center for Rice Research to Advance Hybrid Rice

... to collaborate with the world-class public rice breeding program at the ICRR to help meet the increasing ... as the leader in advanced plant genetics breeding and development to improve nutrition, standards ... work will contribute to making better advanced breeding lines and hybrids available to rice breeders and ...

DuPont and International Rice Research Institute Partner to Boost Rice Yields

... the leading public research institution in rice breeding and genetics to collaborate with the global leader in advanced plant genetics, breeding and product development to increase global rice ... IRRI to strengthen and accelerate hybrid rice breeding efforts, we will enhance commercialization of ...

Vineland Welcomes Dr. Daryl Somers as Research Chair, Molecular Breeding and Biotechnology

... to the new role of Research Chair, Molecular breeding and Biotechnology for the Centre. "Vineland is ... As the Research Chair, Molecular breeding and Biotechnology at Vineland, Dr. Somers will ... the application of leading-edge genomics and breeding to improve horticultural crops. Dr. Somers ...

Bayer CropScience's Vegetable Seed Business Nunhems Acquires US Lettuce Seed Company Paragon Seed

... we can combine Paragon's expertise in breeding and seed production with Nunhems' know-how in breeding disease resistant varieties and Nunhems' molecular breeding capabilities." Vic Heintzberger, President of ...

Monsanto, BASF Scientists Disclose Discovery of Gene Conferring Drought Tolerance in Corn Plants

... crop. For BASF, Monsanto's track record of commercializing traits and breeding desirable germplasm ensures that BASF's innovations quickly reach the ... characteristics. Monsanto's discovery engine combines cutting-edge breeding and biotechnology research using elite germplasm from around the world to ...

Pigs to Be Genotyped to Improve Selection and Breeding for Pancreatic Islet Cell Research

... this characteristic will allow us to further refine our selection and breeding program to provide an unlimited source of pig islet cells to accelerate ... and are relevant to gene discovery, diagnostic testing, marker-assisted breeding and identity management across many species. www.GeneSeek.com ...

DuPont Joint Venture with Chinese Biotech Firm Strengthens Gene Discovery Research Efforts

... globally. BWK's strengths in functional genomics and molecular breeding will make a major impact across our entire product pipeline." Peking ... business representative office in Beijing in 1997. A year later, it began breeding and testing corn hybrids for commercialization in China for the summer and ...

Dow AgroSciences, Monsanto Complete U.S. and Canadian Regulatory Authorizations for SmartStax Corn; Plans Set to Launch Seed Platform on 3 Million- to 4 Million-Plus Acres

... changing trait technologies, such as SmartStax and Dow AgroSciences Herbicide Tolerant technology, coupled with a significant investment in plant breeding will deliver to corn growers the best trait technology in the latest genetics," said Brian Barker, Global Business Leader for Corn Seeds and Traits ...

ArborGen and Senesco Announce Wood Quality Results

... in all their beauty, diversity and complexity. With one of the world's most extensive tree germplasm resources, ArborGen uses both traditional breeding and advanced genetic technologies, to discover and produce high yield seedlings for our customers, allowing our customers to significantly increase ...

Syngenta and Evogene to Collaborate on Soybean Nematode Resistance

... that soybean nematode causes losses in the United States alone exceeding one billion dollars annually. "Syngenta is a leader in advanced breeding to bring our grower customers the best choices to protect yield against soybean pests," stated Roger Kemble, Head Syngenta Crop Genetics Research. ...

DuPont Innovation Addressing Major Global Market Trends

... in the world, is using biotechnology to develop insect-resistant varieties and hybrids to improve productivity, quality and yield and to accelerate breeding and rate of genetic gain. "We expect at least $2 billion in incremental sales to be generated over the next five years, with more to come after ...

Avian Adenovirus Genotyping Diagnostic Service

... genetic typing analysis service for avian adenovirus infections in domestic poultry. Although often implicated in sub-optimal performance of breeding birds, clear diagnosis of the presence of pathogenic adenoviruses (and hence their appropriate control) has been difficult historically due to a ...

ZyGEM Releases Application Note Showing its DNA Extraction Kits Rapidly Produce High Yields of Quality DNA

... been formulated for high-throughput DNA extraction from animal tissue samples for life science research, animal testing and traceability, selective breeding and other animal health and agricultural applications. prep GEM(TM) kits enable high-throughput DNA extraction of 384 samples in less than 30 ...

ZyGEM Corp. and VWR International Europe BVBA Sign Agreement to Distribute Breakthrough DNA Extraction Technology in Europe

... been formulated for high-throughput DNA extraction from animal tissue samples for life science research, animal testing and traceability, selective breeding and other animal health and agricultural applications. prep GEM(TM) kits enable high-throughput DNA extraction of 384 samples in less than 30 ...

DuPont and Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences Collaborate to Advance Crop Insect Control, Increase Yield

... to discover gene leads that protect crops from yield losses due to destructive insect pests. Pioneer researchers will use gene shuffling, molecular breeding and other proprietary trait enhancement tools to further develop these gene leads. An accelerated trait integration process will be utilized to ...

Monsanto's Historic R&D Investment has Contributed to Mid-20s Gross Profit Growth for Its Seeds and Genomics Segment

... Another Key Regulatory Milestone LONDON, March 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Monsanto's historic investment in research and development in breeding and biotechnology has contributed to a 24 percent compound annual growth rate for the company's Seeds and Genomics segment since 2001. This is one ...

Vineland Enables Industries' Efforts to Build Agri-Science Research Cluster

... industry," Brandle adds. Vineland's Research Chairs oversee three broad scientific disciplines: Sensory and Consumer Sciences; Molecular breeding and Genetics, and Horticulture Production Systems. Each Research Chair will work collaboratively with academia, industry and government to establish ...

DuPont Expects Increased Global Seed Corn Share, Continued Agriculture Earnings Growth

... control options in corn. 2010 - Drought Tolerance I, a product offering with enhanced water use efficiency traits selected through molecular breeding validated in on-farm field trials. 2010/2011 - Seed Production Technology for improved seed corn quality and decreased seed production costs ...

Syngenta Enters Into Research Collaboration With Anhui Academy, China

... our efficiency and competitiveness," says Xun Wang, Head of Syngenta Biotechnology China. "ARRI has strong expertise and experience in genetics, breeding and field experiments." The base crop for the program will be rice, which is highly suited for gene research. It is a well characterized crop ...

BASF and Monsanto Formalize Agreement to Develop Dicamba-Based Formulation Technologies

... of the agreement were not disclosed. Researchers are able to make herbicide-resistant crops using plant biotechnology and advanced plant breeding to enable farmers to control weeds more efficiently and save time, money and fuel. Crops that are resistant to both Roundup(R) agricultural ...

Synthetic Biology Importance in the 21st Century

... public safety and facilitate innovation. "Humans have been altering the genetic code of plants and animals for millennia, by selectively breeding individuals with desirable features. But more recent advances have enabled scientists to make new sequences of DNA from scratch. By combining ...

New Online Video Features Brazilian Researcher Elbio Rech

... and the safety of the technology. "… there is a need to solve problems that are not possible to solve through traditional breeding methods. So, we need genetic engineering to aggregate value and solve problems for the producers," says Dr. Rech, who has spent his entire ...

First Seed Sales of Dedicated Energy Crops Begin

... ethanol production and biopower. Its development efforts cover switchgrass, sorghum, miscanthus, energycane and short-rotation woody crops. The plant breeding and biotechnology company markets its switchgrass seed and sorghum seed under its Blade Energy Crops brand. Ceres holds one of the world's largest ...

Rosetta Genomics Leverages its MicroRNA Platform Technologies to Launch Plant Biotech Initiative

... future expectations, plans and prospects, including without limitation, statements relating to: the potential to use microRNA-based molecular breeding to develop algal strains and non-food crops for improved biofuel production; the receipt of additional financing when certain milestones have been ...

Sustainable Oils Names Scott Johnson as General Manager, Expands Management Team for Camelina Research and Production

... collaborators to study best agronomic practices for camelina production in Montana and other key growing regions. Kiser oversees the largest camelina breeding and research operation in North America, with more than 40 trials underway across 11 states and three provinces in 2008. Kiser has led product and ...

Spring Point Project Welcomes Second Generation 'Medical-Grade' Piglets

... to be able to lead lives free of insulin injections." As a nonprofit organization, Spring Point Project heavily depends on donations. The cost of breeding and maintaining these medical-grade pigs is roughly $50 per day per pig. One program in fundraising is the Sponsor a Pig Program, in which it is ...

A Better Tomorrow Treatment Center Inc., Forterus Inc.'s Behavioral Healthcare Subsidiary, is the First in the Nation to Offer DNA-Customized Treatment for Individuals with a Genetic Predisposition for Addictive Behavior

... drug and alcohol treatment centers in California. Forterus, Inc. and its subsidiaries engage in diverse business activities, including thoroughbred breeding and racing, behavioral healthcare and finance. For more information on A Better Tomorrow or Forterus, please visit their respective websites at ...

Ceres Trials Energy Crops at Georgia Biofuel Facility

... low-carbon grass species in the production of cellulosic biofuels. These grass species have a number of advantages: they have relatively rapid breeding cycles, they are highly efficient at storing sunlight in the form of carbohydrates, and they are widely adapted. Last spring, Ceres provided seed of ...

DNA Study Unlocks Mystery to Diverse Traits in Dogs

... that affect many breeds." Dogs originally derived from the wolf more than 15,000 years ago -- a blink of the eye in evolutionary terms. Selective breeding produced dogs with physical and behavioral traits that were well suited to the needs or desires of their human owners, such as herding or hunting ...

ZyGEM and DIAGNOTEC Collaborate on Diagnostics for Detecting a Devastating Virus Attacking Salmon

... pathogens to the aquaculture, livestock producers and other food industries. DIAGNOTEC has also designed a genetic program to assist in salmon breeding selection. For more information, visit http://www.diagnotec.cl Contacts: Media: Corporate: GendeLLindheim ...

Dow AgroSciences, Sangamo BioSciences Announce the Achievement of Key Milestones in Plant Agriculture Collaboration

... of the gene into the targeted location significantly advances the ability to stack a trait with other commercially valuable traits and accelerate the breeding process to deliver a launch-ready variety. This achievement demonstrates the potential value and versatility of targeted transgene insertion into ...

DuPont Well Positioned for Long-Term Growth in Agricultural Productivity, Safety and Security, Renewable Energy

... of corn seed in the world, is using biotechnology to develop insect-resistant hybrids to improve productivity, quality and yield and to accelerate breeding step changes and rate of genetic gain. "We have a rich pipeline of new products under development to enhance yield and nutrition through science, and ...

DuPont Strengthens Commitment to Responsible Science with New Biotech Advisory Panel Members

... and Industrial Research. He is currently a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee to the Government of India. Pental's research interest is in breeding of mustard, an important oilseed crop of dry land areas of northern India. At Environmental Defense Fund, Goldburg's efforts focus on ...

Monsanto Company and Mendel Biotechnology Announce Cellulosic Biofuels Collaboration

... in many crops, including corn, soy, cotton and canola. In this new collaboration, the two companies will apply Monsanto's expertise in crop testing, breeding and seed production to perennial grass seed varieties Mendel is developing for use in biofuels and other commercial applications. "Mendel sees a ...

DuPont Partnering with China to Increase Farm Productivity

... to help improve the productivity of Chinese farmers. It established a business representative office in Beijing in 1997. A year later, Pioneer began breeding and testing corn hybrids for China's summer and spring corn areas. Pioneer established a summer corn joint venture in China -- Shandong Denghai ...

Study Confirms Anti-Infective ARIKACE(TM) Effectively Penetrates Mucus and Biofilm, and Kills Pseudomonas, a Bacteria Plaguing Cystic Fibrosis Patients

... a longer period of time. A "free" drug inhaled into the lungs would likely be cleared more rapidly." Excess mucus in the lungs of CF patients is a breeding ground for insidious Pseudomonas bacteria. CF patients with these types of infections are typically treated twice daily for 28 days with an inhaled ...

Surface dislocation nucleation: Strength is but skin deep at the nanoscale, Penn engineers discover

... article in Volume 100 of Physical Review Letters. Their study demonstrated that the free, exterior surface of nanosized materials can be fertile breeding grounds of dislocations at high stresses. Dislocations are string-like defects whose movements give rise to plastic flow, or shape change, of solids. ...

Kiwa Bio-Tech Products Group Discusses Cooperative Efforts With Canadian Agricultural Ministry and Canadian Company

... Ministry. During the session, Dr. Zhou introduced three main areas for cooperative development: -- advanced technology for growing oats -- a breeding program for promising potatoes, -- soil nutrient measurement and development of formulas and fertilization technology transferring experience ...

Smithfield Foods, Inc. Statement Regarding Animal Cloning

... and our reputation. We are committed to maintaining our focus on the development and improvement of our meat products through careful selective breeding and genetic research. With sales of $12 billion, Smithfield is the leading processor and marketer of fresh pork and processed meats in the United ...
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