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Honeybees In The Wild Nearly Gone In North America
...s, Tew said, although not as severely.Estimates of domesticated
bee losses to mites vary from stateto state, he said. "Honeybees are not in danger of extinction. Beekeepers arestill maintaining around 3 million colonies in the United States,"Tew said. "What's much closer to extinction, however, isthe unmanaged po...
Cornell Scientists Find Way To Boost Rice Crop Yield -- They'll Walk On The Wild Side
...asure. Specifically, McCouch and Tanksley used the domesticated
Oryza sativa rice. Through gene-mapping activitie...y recombining the QTL of the wild variety with the domesticated
one, the researchers obtained between a 15 percent and 17 percent improvement in production. China ...
Fund Aims To Repay Developing Nations For Valuable Genes
...ng useful agricultural traits to be bred intotheir domesticated
cousins. In more recent years, with the growth of biotechnology, scientists alsohave become interested in cloning individual genes that produce beneficialtraits such as disease- or pest-resistance when inserted into another plant. As new laws evolv...
Wild Plant Genes Increase Food Production
...ul genetic treasure." The researchers started with domesticated
rice, Oryza sativa. By combining genes from the wild variety with genes from domesticated
rice, the researchers observed between a 15 percent and 17 percent improvement in grain yield. Usin...
Researchers Discover First Animal Strain Of Hepatitis E Virus
...well as in several other species of domesticated
and wild animals in a number of countries. Similarly, such antibodies have been found in most human populations, even where hepatitis E disease does not occur. Furthermore, the degree of gen...
Amid Albanian Turmoil, Archaeologists Unearth Secrets Of The Stone Age
...he Neolithic Age are known to have grown crops and domesticated
animals. A portion of the tool remnants Davis and Korkuti's team found are Mesolithic, a transitional phase prior to the advent of farming. Other Albanians on the team included Skender Mucaj of Fier; Lorenc Bejko of Tirana; and Mentor Mustafa, a stu...
Genes Boost Rice Yields On Poorest Farms
... on mountain slopes. As a result, the yield of the domesticated
rice has been increased. "The ability to use moder..., have been able to unlock the geneticpotential of domesticated
rice varieties. Looking specifically at rice andtomatoes, the two researchers systematically mapped...
Where the wild ones are: origins of staple crop found
... reveals a wealth of genetic diversity in wild and domesticated
cassava strains, information that plant breeders c... focused on the G3pdh gene because it is common to domesticated
and wild strains and carries identifiable genetic variation. Earlier results clearly ruled out a Me...
Emerging infectious diseases of wild animals are a threat to biodiversity and human health, according to new report
...onal Park is thus considered a potential threat to domesticated
cattle grazing at the park's boundaries. The probl...d the shooting by farmers of bison that graze near domesticated
herds, even though thre is little evidence of cattle becoming infected, according to Daszak. The tr...
Study contradicts assumption that ulcer bug has always plagued humans
...f CagA protein in different animal hosts -- either domesticated
animals or rodent pests that came to live with early agriculturists. "For example, the ancestors of European strains of H. pylori might have come from mice or sheep, whereas the ancestors of various Asian strains might have come from cats, pigs or Mo...
Taming wild wheat
...p to assess the result of crossing wild emmer with domesticated
durum, the researchers find some unusual genetic interactions that may boost future breeding efforts. The new map will assist such breeding efforts and also shed light on the history and evolution of wheat, golden gift of the gods....
ST@T SHEET: A monthly update on science/technology @ Temple University
...ountry. The grains were identified as coming from domesticated
root crops such as arrowroot and manioc, as well as from maize, that date back nearly 7,000 years. Dr. Anthony Ranere, chair of Temples anthropology department and a co-author of the study, directed the initial excavation of the rockshelter in 1973 ...
How wild horses were tamed by humans is uncovered by biologists from UCLA, Swedish universities
The story of how wild horses were tamed and domesticated
by humans has never been told before. New genetic ...gside humans, many biologists believe animals were domesticated
through selective breeding over many generations to produce such traits as docility, Wayne said. How...
Genetics sheds light on origins of farming
...pts will suggest that outcrossing between wild and domesticated
forms of a plant may have introduced confounding e...n the face of regular outcrossing between wild and domesticated
forms of a crop....
Banning animals from the bedroom could reduce Chagas Disease risk, say Science researchers
...ishmaniasis, may be affected by close contact with domesticated
NSF awards University of Georgia $8.7 million for crop genetics research
...n sugarcane initiative. Different crops have been domesticated
for different purposes, Paterson said. Sorghum has... families, Ozias-Akins said. This trait is rare in domesticated
plants and absent from our major crops. If the trait for apomixis could be introduced into crops by ...
Genetic marker tells squash domestication story
...genus Cucurbita were among the first plants to be domesticated
in the New World. As one of the three sisters (co...markets, according to this analysis, may have been domesticated
in the area of Mexico where indigenous Americans first domesticated
corn. Olsen finds the paper's i...
A novel cardiac glycogen storage disease
...ere it causes a skeletal muscle-specific defect of domesticated
pigs. Despite some similarities with diseases linked to sarcomere protein genes, which also present with cardiac hypertrophy, Arad et al. note that this glycogen storage disease has a different etiology and does not disrupt the structure of cardiac s...
'Meow' isn't language, but enough to manage humans
...sand years ago, when we think the ancestors of our domesticated
cats began wandering into Egyptian granaries and o... sound in different behavioral contexts. "Cats are domesticated
animals that have learned what levers to push, what sounds to make to manage our emotions," Nicastro...
Mechanics of bacteriums toxin being unraveled
...n veterinary medicine. Its various strains affect domesticated
and agricultural animals, leading usually to serious, and often deadly, respiratory infections. Contact with animals sometimes results in respiratory problems in humans, and skin infections can occur after being bitten by an animal. The bacterium i...
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