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Thawing arctic soil may release greenhouse gases


November 7th, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 7 (IANS) The frozen soil between the North Pole and the Arctic Ocean locks up 1,672 billion tonnes of greenhouse gases which may be released as the temperature ... Read more...

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First harmful algal bloom species genome sequenced


February 22nd, 2011 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 22 (ANI): A team of researchers including U. S. Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Genome Institute (JGI) scientists led by Igor Grigoriev has successfully completed and annotated the first genome ... Read more...

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‘Water flea’ important indicator of environmental contamination


February 4th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): A study has said that 'water fleas' could be indicators of environmental toxins and pollutants.Daphnia pulex is the first crustacean to have its complete genome sequenced by members ... Read more...

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Cows’ guts yield clues for new biofuels


January 28th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): A new study has found dozens of previously unknown microbial enzymes in the bovine rumen-the cow's primary grass-digestion chamber-that contribute to the breakdown of switchgrass, a renewable biofuel ... Read more...

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Sequencing of frog genome may offer new insights into human diseases


May 7th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 7 (ANI): An international team of researchers has cracked the genetic code of an amphibian, the African clawed frog Xenopus tropicali - the latest research aimed at understanding how genes ... Read more...

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Human and frogs share the ‘kissing cousin’ bond


April 30th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 30 (ANI): An international team of researchers has cracked the genetic code of an amphibian, the African clawed frog Xenopus tropicali - the latest research aimed at understanding how genes ... Read more...

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First chapter of encyclopedia of microbe genomes released


December 24th, 2009 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 24 (ANI): Genome scientists from the US and Germany have assembled the first pages of a comprehensive encyclopedia of genomes of all the microbes on Earth, which will help biologists ... Read more...

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Scientists find microbe that is key biological indicator of oceanic dead zones


October 23rd, 2009 - 3:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 23 (ANI): In a new study, a team of scientists has mapped the genome of a microbe that is a key biological indicator of oceanic dead zones.The study was carried ... Read more...

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Genes from tiny marine algae opens new avenues of research


April 11th, 2009 - 3:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 11 (ANI): By sequencing the DNA of two tiny marine algae, a team of scientists has opened up a myriad of possibilities for new research in algal physiology, plant biology, ... Read more...

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Genes from tiny algae shed light on carbon management in world’s oceans


April 10th, 2009 - 3:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 10 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have decoded genomes of two algal strains, highlighting the genes enabling them to capture carbon and maintain its delicate balance in the oceans. ... Read more...

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Scientists sequence genome of sorghum, key food, biofuel crop


February 3rd, 2009 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 3 (IANS) Scientists have completely sequenced and analysed the genome of sorghum, a major food and fodder plant with huge potential as a bio-energy crop.The genome data will help scientists ... Read more...

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Complete draft assembly of the soybean genetic code released


December 9th, 2008 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): The U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI) has released a complete draft assembly of the soybean genetic code, making it widely available to the ... Read more...

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Here is why human hands are more dexterous than chimps


September 5th, 2008 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 5 (ANI): Scientists have uncovered a gene regulatory sequence that appears to encourage the sort of thumb and limb generation in humans that is necessary for the dexterity of ... Read more...

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Novel approach may help understand methane generation and consumption by microbes


August 18th, 2008 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 18 (ANI): A research team has developed a novel approach for extracting single genomes and discerning specific microbial capabilities from mixed community ("metagenomic") sequence data, which may help understand ... Read more...

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Duckweed has tremendous potential for fighting pollution and global warming


July 9th, 2008 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): Three biologists at Rutgers Waksman Institute of Microbiology in the US have determined that on duckweed, which is a tiny aquatic plant found in ponds, has tremendous ... Read more...

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Biomass-degrading fungus can help to improve biofuel production


May 5th, 2008 - 11:47 am ICT by admin
Washington, May 5 (ANI): The genome analysis of a biomass-degrading fungus has revealed that it has capabilities for improved biofuel production.A team of government, academic, and industry researchers led by ... Read more...

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First soybean genome assembly released to enable bioenergy research


January 20th, 2008 - 2:40 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): The DOE Joint Genome Institute in California, USA, have released the first soybean genome assembly to the worldwide scientific community to enable bioenergy research.The soybean genome project ... Read more...

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Moss genome sequence reveals how plants invaded land


December 16th, 2007 - 2:52 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): The sequencing of a dainty moss called Physcomitrella has revealed as to how plants invaded the land and learned to survive heat and drought.The mosses are land dwellers ... Read more...

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Termite guts may yield novel enzymes for better bio-fuel production: Study


November 22nd, 2007 - 3:10 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov.22 (ANI): Termites -- notorious for their voracious appetite for wood, rendering houses to dust and causing billions of dollars in damage per year -- may provide the biochemical means to ... Read more...

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