Tag: genetics

2017’s Agriculture Revolution is gaining pace, getting faster

2017’s Agriculture Revolution is gaining pace, getting faster

September 27, 2017 |

1917 was the time of 10 Days that Shook the World and the Russian Revolution. Today, things are moving even faster than back then — and the field of operations has shifted from that dreadful revolution in the streets to revolution in the fields and labs. Agriculture, that is — our original industry, is being turned […]

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The (Next) Next-Gen Cellulosic Biofuels

The (Next) Next-Gen Cellulosic Biofuels

September 29, 2011 |

8 billion gallons of new cellulosic biofuels capacity is mandated for 2016-2019 – here’s a sneak peek at technology that could transform the economics. With ethanol trading at $2.53 per gallon for the October contract on the Chicago Board of Trade, fans (and stakeholders) of cellulosic ethanol have reason to be hugely excited by the […]

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Researchs find an energy-enhancing switch in cyanobacteria

Researchs find an energy-enhancing switch in cyanobacteria

August 12, 2011 |

In Germany, researchers at the Ruhr-Universität and a group from the Tokyo Institute of Technology have found a genetic switch in cyanobacteria, which when removed allows use of excess energy for biotechnological purposes, such as hydrogen production. Professor Roegner of Ruhr-Universität estimated, “This should make it possible to use at least 50% of the energy […]

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Geneticists reveal keys to tree's woodmaking process

Geneticists reveal keys to tree's woodmaking process

June 5, 2011 |

In Finland, researchers led by by Professor and Research Director Yrjö Helariutta have discovered the genetic process that controls the development of wood cells in the roots of plants. Xylem (wood cells) is the vascular tissue that transports water and nutrients upward from the root, also contributing to the formation of the woody element in […]

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