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SAN DIEGO (GenomeWeb) – A University of New South Wales-led team has sequenced and assembled a desert dingo genome de novo in the hopes of untangling canine domestication in general, along with the dingo's own history in Australia.
Endowed chair Rod Wing takes aim at world hunger
Monica Schmidt, a plant geneticist at the University of Arizona, has engineered a strain of corn that shuts off the ability of a plant fungus to produce aflatoxin, which can stunt childhood growth and cause liver disease.
UA researchers have pioneered a new approach that could save millions of tons of crops each year from contamination with aflatoxin, a major threat to health and food security especially in developing parts of the world.
In honor of the 50th anniversary of Miracle Rice (IR-8) the Arizona Genomics Institute and the International Rice Research Institute is proud to release a reference genome assembly of IR-8 using PacBio RSII sequencing technology.
It’s almost universally agreed that a perfect storm is developing and agriculture faces a gargantuan task - feeding the world’s population expected to approach the 10 billion mark by 2050.
Rice will remain the primary source of food for half of the world, but the world's population is expected to grow by more than two billion in the next 35 years.
Traditional rice varieties encompass a huge range of potentially valuable genes. These can be used to develop superior varieties for farmers to take part in the uphill battle of feeding an ever-increasing world population (estimated to reach 9.6 billion by 2050).
An international team of scientists led by the UA has sequenced the genome of African rice.
Oryza glaberrima genome sequence release announcement