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Researcher identifies Irish potato famine pathogen

...s made its way to Europe and the United States via exports of potato seed on steamships. The data to support this hypothesis will be published by one of Ristaino's graduate students, Luis Gomez, in the next year. There are four haplotypes of P. infestans Ia, Ib, IIa and IIb which is a fungus-like pathogen ...

University of Minnesota professors to speak at symposium on international trade

... countries that set trade barriers on agricultural exports from poor countries are hindering those countries' economic growth and development, according to research by a University of Minnesota professor. Applied economics professor Terry Roe will present his paper, "International Trade as a Source of Econom...

U. Chicago study overturns conclusion of historic human genome data

...to all of the autosomes and found the X chromosome exports four times as many genes than the average autosome and imports 3.5 times as many. They did not look at the traffic rate of the Y chromosome. "It's such a small chromosome that any excess or decrease is miniscule-" Emerson said. They found that 77 per...

Purdue biologists expose the inner workings of viral machine

... visualized for the first time how it produces and exports genetic materials into a host cell, an advance in fundamental research that also could have implications for the development of antiviral agents. Using improved microscope technology, a team including Purdue's Timothy S. Baker and a colleague at Harv...

Portrait of a doomed Sea

...a. But their economies are too dependent on cotton exports to end all irrigation. The Small Aral Sea is still thought to be saveable, and several dikes have been constructed to cut it off from the Large Aral Sea preventing water loss and salt contamination - but shifting water levels have so far defeated t...

Farming the tigers of the sea undermines the promise of aquaculture

...salmon requires the intensive use of resources and exports problems to the surrounding environment. Detrimental effects include: displacement of wild fish populations; harmful genetic interactions with wild fish; transfer of parasites and disease; discharge of untreated wastes into coastal waters; use of ch...

First soybeans grown in space similar to Earth-grown crops

...ed from the United States with soybean and product exports totaling more than $6.6 billion. The world's largest seed company, Pioneer is also the brand leader in soybeans with more than 100 product varieties on the market. "This was an incredible scientific opportunity for us and our partners," Corbin said...

U of Minnesota leads effort to break impasse over GMO safety

...y of GMO food. European unease has slowed American exports of GMO crops, which are now the focus of a battle in the World Trade Organization. In the United States, consumer and public interest organizations that doubt the safety of GMO products are facing off against businesses that are intent on recouping h...

First soybeans grown in space return to Earth

...ed from the United States with soybean and product exports totaling more than $6.6 billion. The world's largest seed company, Pioneer, is the brand leader in soybeans with more than 100 product varieties on the market. "This was an incredible scientific opportunity for us and our partners," said Dr. Tom Co...

GM row delays food aid

... people. And while such contamination might affect exports to Europe, at present Zimbabwe doesn't send any maize to Europe. "We've been eating GM maize here in the US for six years without any problems. By saying no to aid, he's increasing the risk that thousands of Zimbabweans are going to starve," says Per...

DuPont to launch soybeans into space

...ed from the United States with soybean and product exports totaling more than $6.6 billion. The worlds largest seed company, Pioneer, is the brand leader in soybeans with more than 100 product varieties on the market. As part of the initiative, scientists will plant Pioneer-brand soybean seeds in a special...

May media highlights: GEOLOGY and GSA TODAY

...n over the last 12,000 years. Today, the Black Sea exports considerably more brackish water than the saline inflow it receives from the Mediterranean and there is a stratified, two-layer flow that has a strong affect on aquatic life and seabed sediments. The Marmara Sea Gateway (narrow straits of Dardanelles...

Sturgeon researcher's vision spawns thriving industry

... fish. The United Nations recently lifted a ban on exports of "wild" caviar from the Russia, Iran and other countries around the Caspian Sea, after they agreed on lower quotas and a plan to conserve the fish. Doroshov joined UC Davis' animal science department 25 years ago, bringing with him a wealth of kno...

Resumption of caspian caviar trade could mean extinction

...erday by CITES, with overall Caspian beluga caviar exports reduced by a small fraction from the previous year. The trade reductions announced this week are too little, too late for beluga sturgeon, said Lisa Speer, Senior Policy Analyst of the Natural Resources Defense Council. The decision to resume the bel...

Officials delay trade restrictions on Caspian Sea caviar

... impose significant long-term reductions in caviar exports that are needed to help save dwindling populations of sturgeon, source of the majority of the worlds caviar. "Todays decision falls short of what is needed to protect severely threatened Caspian Sea sturgeon," said Lisa Speer, Senior Policy Analyst ...

Wildlife officials to consider ban on caviar exports from major Caspian Sea nations

...n Endangered Species (CITES) to slash their caviar exports by 80 percent to protect remaining sturgeon popula...gement and enforcement, CITES could enact a ban on exports at its policy-making committee meeting next week in Paris. Of the most concern is beluga sturgeon...

Making you fat - when you need it

...h not only makes lipids for its own cells but also exports them into the bloodstream so they can be used elsewhere. When normal hepatic lipid metabolism is disrupted, it can lead to diseases such as atherosclerosis and developmental brain defects. Some of the steps controlling how lipids are made within a ...

Output from major platinum-group metals producer could increase

... year, owing in part to concerns regarding reduced exports from Russia. The U.S. has only one mine, Stillwater Mining Company's Stillwater Mine near Nye, Montana, that is a primary producer of PGM. Stillwater is scheduled to begin commercial production from a second Montana mine, the East Boulder Mine, in 2...

New grain variety opens up possibilities for Australian farmers

...for food grade lentils. According to Dr Tate, such exports to third world countries had the potential to caus...Egypt. In 1998/99 another outbreak of orange vetch exports from Australia caused Sri-Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh to ban their importations of Australian vet...

Tailoring new cotton genes for industry

...of natural and man-made fibres,and Australian wool exports have suffered accordingly. The other major natural fibre is cotton. Traditionally grown offshore, it has recently been introduced as an Australian crop. Like wool, it is often blended with synthetic fibres, but Adelaide University scientists are work...

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