The DNA sequence information will support efforts to provide farmers with high-yielding varieties resistant to diseases.
Biotechnology

Researchers at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture have sequenced the genome of the cassava, enabling them to better understand the genetic basis of the plant’s disease resistance, quality and crop…

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Vast quantities of discards clog up landfill sites and natural environments around the world. <br/>Photo: www.mkg-hamburg.de
Biotechnology

According to a group of biologists in Japan, a new-found species of bacteria, named Ideonella sakaiensis 201-F6, breaks down plastic by using two enzymes to hydrolyse polyethylene terephthalate, or PET.

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