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China to spend $95 mn in pest control


August 21st, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 21 (IANS) China will spend a whopping 600 million yuan (around $95 million) to protect agricultural fields from pests, Xinhua reported.The ministry of commerce said Tuesday that it ... Read more...

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Key blood component produced from GM rice


November 6th, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 6 (IANS) Blood donation may be a thing of the past as scientists have successfully engineered a rice plant to produce a key blood component.The protein, extracted from ... Read more...

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Scientists modify rice to grow well on saline soil


September 13th, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 13 (IANS) Scientists have successfully used genetic modification (GM) to improve the salt tolerance of rice, often grown on salty soil. "Rice is the staple food for billions of people around ... Read more...

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Tinkered-gene rice fights salinity, increases yield


September 10th, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Sep 10 (IANS) A team of scientists in Australian claimed to have altered the genes of rice so as to improve its tolerance to toxic sodium ion and increase the crops' ... Read more...

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New ’snorkel’ rice plant could feed millions


August 20th, 2009 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 20 (ANI): Scientists have come up with a new rice plant that grows "snorkels" when exposed to floods.According to a paper published in the journal Nature, the super plant could ... Read more...

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Fragrance in rice originated in Japan, not India


August 19th, 2009 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
By K.S. Jayaraman Bangalore, Aug 19 (IANS) Basmati literally means 'mother of all aroma' and Basmati rice has been synonymous with India. But now the results of a study by a team of ... Read more...

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Solution to control rice pest close at hand


August 13th, 2009 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 13 (ANI): A Texas researcher is making great strides in finding a solution to control the rice water weevil, a pest that is making a sizable dent in the size ... Read more...

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‘Rice’ designed to fight allergies


July 5th, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 5 (ANI): Scientists in Japan have achieved a breakthrough in advancing towards the next generation of genetically modified rice, which will fight allergies instead of causing them.According to report ... Read more...

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Genetically modified rice fights allergies instead of causing them


June 29th, 2009 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 29 (ANI): Scientists in Japan have achieved a breakthrough in advancing towards the next generation of genetically modified rice, which will fight allergies instead of causing them.According to report in ... Read more...

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Venezuela nationalises US firm’s plant


March 6th, 2009 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, March 6 (EFE) Agriculture Minister Elias Jaua has said that the government was taking over US food giant Cargill's rice plant in Venezuela. President Hugo Chavez Wednesday ordered the takeover of Cargill's ... Read more...

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Genetic past of rice may lead to improved yields in future


January 24th, 2009 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 24 (ANI): A team of scientists has traced the evolutionary history of domesticated rice by using a process that focuses on one gene, which could lead to improvement in ... Read more...

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Metabolically engineered E. coli leads to class of antibiotic, anti-cancer drugs


December 23rd, 2008 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Taking a major step in metabolic engineering, scientists have now used the bacterium Escherichia coli to synthesize a class of natural products, called bacterial aromatic polyketides, which ... Read more...

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Researchers identify gene that may help improve rice yield


September 29th, 2008 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 29 (IANS) A gene in rice identified by scientists, that controls the size and weight of the grains, might open the way to high-yield variant and benefit vast numbers for ... Read more...

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New rice gene to pave way for improved rice yield


September 29th, 2008 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 29 (ANI): A research team led by Penn State Distinguished Professor of Biology Hong Ma has found a new gene in rice, called GIF1, which may prove beneficial for ... Read more...

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