Going bananas for sustainable research -- scientists create fuel from African crop waste
... 2 million tons are grown each year but the fruit is only a small percentage of what the plant produces. The rest skins, leaves and stems is left to rot
Now scientists at The University of Nottingham are looking at ways to use that waste to produce fuel, developing simple methods of produc...
Genome sequencing of fungus with biotechnological applications
... it is reading them, deciphering what they are saying, identifying the genes and finding out how they work.
Fungi with white rot, fungi with brown rot
Trees are rich in cellulose and the sugar that forms part of the tree is mainly found in this polymer. However, unlike what happens with grapes t...
Rot's unique wood degrading machinery to be harnessed for better biofuels production
...ose (sugar) units can be unbound, broken down, fermented, and distilled into liquid transportation fuel. This is where the destructive capabilities of rot
"The microbial world represents a little explored yet bountiful resource for enzymes that can play a central role in the deconstruction of...
DOE Joint Genome Institute completes soybean genome
...erance and resistance to nematodes and diseases such as the water mold Phytophthora sojae, previously sequenced by DOE JGI, which causes stem and root rot
In 2007, soybean accounted for 56 percent of the world's oilseed production. James Specht, Professor at the University of Nebraska, s...
Scientists set out to measure how we perceive naturalness
...ful the range of applications would be huge. For instance, synthetic mahogany furniture that is indistinguishable from the natural material, but won't rot
or be attacked by woodworm or artificial grass so good that they use it on Wimbledon's Centre Court."
US Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute announces new genome sequencing projects
...ilamentous fungi has evolved with the ability to depolymerize lignin, the most recalcitrant component of plant cell walls. Collectively known as white rot
fungi, they possess the unique ability to efficiently depolymerize lignin in order to gain access to cell wall carbohydrates for carbon and energy sou...
Lean and mean biomass-degrading fungus reveals capabilities for improved biofuel production
...el Cherry, director of research activities in second-generation biofuels for Novozymes, one of the collaborating institutions on the study. This soft rot
fungus serves as the worlds most prodigious producer of cellulases and is already a dominant source of a wide variety of cellulase products for the te...
Ancient sunflower fuels debate about agriculture in the Americas
...chaeological sites. Second, climatic conditions, especially in the Neotropics, have bad properties of preservation for plant parts so most things just rot
away. Finally, archaeological research strategies in many areas of Mesoamerica focus more on monumental architecture and less on agricultural developm...
Defining gene's role may lead to prevention of dangerous corn toxin
When fusarium invades corn in the field, it causes an ear rot
disease. Even knowing that ear rot
is present doesn't help identify corn containing toxin because obvious sign...
Plant reflections may be key to early detection of treatment needs
...e way it reflects light.
We can use this camera to detect stress at an earlier stage than by visual inspection.
For instance, Nansen said, root rot
is all underground, and generally plants are half dead when the damage becomes visible.
But if you could see it earlier, you may have time to treat...
DOE JGI Director Eddy Rubin highlights the genomics of plant-based biofuels in the journal Nature
...lcitrant features of the plant cell wall, lignin, the phenolic "glue" that imbues the plant with structural integrity and pest resistance. The white rot
fungus Phanerochaete chrysosporium produces unique extracellular oxidative enzymes that effectively degrade lignin by gaining access through the prote...
Pioneer(R) Brand Soybeans From DuPont Deliver Step-Change in Soybean Yields
processes to introduce key defensive traits to protect soybean yield from
harmful pests such as soybean cyst nematode, Phytophthora root rot
brown stem rot. Recently, Pioneer announced that it has also identified new
markers for Asian soybean rust, soybean aphids and frogeye leaf spot.
Breakthrough Slashes $7 Corn Over Half for Cattle Feeders
... put up corn earlage as silage in the high moisture range without spoilage, rot
or bad fermentation.
Luthersville, GA (PRWEB) Ju... put up corn earlage as silage in the high moisture range without spoilage, rot
or bad fermentation. The product, called Sila-Max Earlage Formula, is provi...
Madisons TFX a Rising Star
...ntals, and the University of Minnesota has licensed a technology that prevents common scab and Verticillium wilt in potatoes and Phytophthora root rot
in soybeans and alfalfa. The technologies seemed perfect for a marketable business because they help prevent economically important plant diseases tha...
'Don't work here' job interviews set new Midwest technology trend
...s environment, maybe they could repopulate the place with a more proactive and healthy crowd. Maybe that's just a Pollyanna viewpoint.
Fish tend to rot
from the head and companies are the same way. At least if there were a quorum of with-it people in an otherwise toxic environment, though, they could ...
Lord of the Engines
..., have mercy, otherwise, our produce will not be discovered and plenty will rot
in oblivion. The scene opens. Its Googles day. The festivities are full ste...ts. No one has a month to through the results. This is why the produce will rot
as sales are missed for being in total oblivion.
Studies have shown that...