Breeding & Biotechnology & genetics

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Reproductive Strategies In Beef Cattle

Reproductive Strategies In Beef Cattle

by Diane Nelson — last modified Jul 17, 2015 04:18 PM

UC Davis to host national conference August 17-18.

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Funding A 'Refuge'

Funding A 'Refuge'

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Mar 30, 2015 11:02 AM

$10 million in new funding to continue work on endangered Delta Smelt.

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Targeting Citrus Greening Disease

Targeting Citrus Greening Disease

by Pat Bailey — last modified Feb 19, 2015 03:07 PM

UC Davis projects aim to diagnose, prevent damage caused by Huanglongbing.

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UC Davis, Strawberry Comm. End Berry Battle

UC Davis, Strawberry Comm. End Berry Battle

by Pat Bailey — last modified Feb 09, 2015 03:57 PM

Settlement terms will further partnership opportunities for the UC Davis Strawberry Breeding Program & the California Strawberry Commission.

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 Fighting Powdery Grape Mildew

Fighting Powdery Grape Mildew

by Diane Nelson — last modified Feb 03, 2015 11:48 AM

A new discovery by UC Davis researchers is helping combat costly grape powdery mildew damage.

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Ancient Maize Followed Two Paths Into The Southwest

Ancient Maize Followed Two Paths Into The Southwest

by Pat Bailey — last modified Jan 09, 2015 12:25 PM

Study findings show how climatic and cultural impacts influenced the genetic makeup of maize.

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Improving African Plant Breeding

Improving African Plant Breeding

by Pat Bailey — last modified Dec 15, 2014 05:10 PM

UC Davis-led African Plant Breeding Academy graduates first students; graduates aim to improve 'orphan' crops in Africa.

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Study: No Health Problems For GE-Fed Livestock

Study: No Health Problems For GE-Fed Livestock

by Pat Bailey — last modified Sep 25, 2014 01:52 PM

Health of animals consuming genetically engineered feed comparable to non-GE fed livestock.

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Diversity of Mexican Maize Declining

Diversity of Mexican Maize Declining

by Pat Bailey — last modified Sep 03, 2014 11:09 AM

New study reveals a troubling loss of genetic diversity for corn growing in Mexico.

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Chicken Gene Shines Light On Birth Defects

Chicken Gene Shines Light On Birth Defects

by Pat Bailey — last modified Sep 02, 2014 03:12 PM

Cause of craniofacial abnormalities related to gene mutation.

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UC Davis African plant breeding academy

UC Davis African plant breeding academy

by Ann Filmer — last modified Jul 21, 2014 03:28 PM

Successful completion of plant breeding training program in Nairobi, Kenya.

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Color-changing petunias on their way

Color-changing petunias on their way

by Diane Nelson — last modified Jul 30, 2014 02:15 PM

Petunias come in so many vibrant varieties; it’s hard to decide which color to buy. One day soon, you might not have to choose.

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UC Davis strawberry facts and information

UC Davis strawberry facts and information

by Ann Filmer — last modified Jul 11, 2014 10:29 AM

Learn more about the acclaimed breeding program at UC Davis.

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Wheat can discern the length of day and night

Wheat can discern the length of day and night

by Brad Hooker — last modified Jul 07, 2014 11:59 AM

Springtime for wheat starts with a gene that "sees" light; allows for modifying flowering.

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Bean genome sequencing yields uncommon findings

Bean genome sequencing yields uncommon findings

by Pat Bailey — last modified Jun 17, 2014 08:12 AM

Nitrogen fixation, domestication, and disease resistance are part of study.

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Borlaug CAST Communication Award

Borlaug CAST Communication Award

by Patricia Bailey — last modified Jun 03, 2014 09:40 AM

Animal scientist Alison Van Eenennaam honored for communications.

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Gene may halt a deep- rooted pepper disease

Gene may halt a deep- rooted pepper disease

by Brad Hooker — last modified Jun 02, 2014 08:29 AM

Resistance gene to phytophthora root rot may offer hope and maintain crop yields.

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Genetically engineered food labeling examined

Genetically engineered food labeling examined

by Patricia Bailey — last modified May 13, 2014 08:49 AM

Animal scientist Alison Van Eenennaam: scientific, legal, and economic ramifications of food labeling.

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Scientist and journalist debate GMOs

Scientist and journalist debate GMOs

by John Stumbos — last modified May 09, 2014 03:41 PM

Pam Ronald and Michael Pollan share opposing views on genetically modified organisms.

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Birthplace of the chili pepper identified in Mexico

Birthplace of the chili pepper identified in Mexico

by Patricia Bailey — last modified Apr 30, 2014 02:25 PM

The world’s most widely grown spice crop comes from Central-east Mexico.

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Loblolly pine’s immense genome conquered

Loblolly pine’s immense genome conquered

by Pat Bailey — last modified Apr 14, 2014 08:41 AM

The most commercially important tree in the U.S. and the source of most U.S. paper products.

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Key operatives unmasked in plant immunity battle

Key operatives unmasked in plant immunity battle

by Patricia Bailey — last modified Apr 07, 2014 02:48 PM

Plants have built-in systems for fighting off disease-causing microbes.

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Purebred dogs may face health challenges

Purebred dogs may face health challenges

by John Stumbos — last modified Mar 05, 2014 08:43 AM

Breeding canines for physical features has led to genetically caused problems.

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Chickpea project: nutrition, environmental sustainability

Chickpea project: nutrition, environmental sustainability

by Pat Bailey — last modified Mar 04, 2014 01:05 PM

A $4 million research project in Ethiopia will improve the genetic diversity of chickpea varieties.

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What puts the ‘heat’ in hot peppers?

What puts the ‘heat’ in hot peppers?

by Pat Bailey — last modified Jan 24, 2014 09:17 AM

Genome sequencing finds the 'heat' in hot peppers, the world's biggest spice crop.

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African Orphan Crops Consortium: 100 crops

African Orphan Crops Consortium: 100 crops

by Pat Bailey — last modified Jan 23, 2014 11:06 AM

Consortium will sequence 100 crops to improve nutrition of African farm families.

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Jorge Dubcovsky receives Wolf Prize in Agriculture

Jorge Dubcovsky receives Wolf Prize in Agriculture

by Patricia Bailey and Brad Hooker — last modified Jan 17, 2014 04:59 PM

Wheat geneticist receives major international prize as outstanding scientist.

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Science provides facts for Hawaii GMO debate

Science provides facts for Hawaii GMO debate

by Jeanette Warnert — last modified Jan 10, 2014 03:11 PM

Proposed law could ban production of genetically modified organisms on the big island of Hawaii

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Drosophila pest targeted by genomic research

Drosophila pest targeted by genomic research

by Pat Bailey — last modified Dec 11, 2013 08:24 AM

Work may lead to better control of drosophila, an international fruit pest.

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UC Davis celebrates African Plant Breeding Academy

UC Davis celebrates African Plant Breeding Academy

by Pat Bailey — last modified Dec 11, 2013 08:24 AM

Program in Kenya will support 600 million smallholder farmers and their families.

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Malaria mosquito groups do mix and match

Malaria mosquito groups do mix and match

by Pat Bailey — last modified Dec 11, 2013 08:25 AM

Assumptions about genetics of two malaria mosquito subgroups are false.

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Sequencing study lifts veil on wine’s microbial terroir

Sequencing study lifts veil on wine’s microbial terroir

by Pat Bailey — last modified Dec 05, 2013 12:12 PM

Terroir — and microbial terroir — impact grapes and the wines they produce.

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UC Davis leads USAID program to develop disease-resistant, heat-tolerant chickens for Africa

UC Davis leads USAID program to develop disease-resistant, heat-tolerant chickens for Africa

by Pat Bailey — last modified Nov 21, 2013 09:44 AM

A new program that will identify genes for breeding chickens that tolerate hot climates and resist infectious diseases has been launched at UC Davis.

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Helene Dillard named dean of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Helene Dillard named dean of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

by Pat Bailey — last modified Nov 21, 2013 12:06 PM

Plant disease expert Helene Dillard, who is associate dean and head of Cooperative Extension at Cornell University, has been named the new dean of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at UC Davis, and will begin at UC Davis in late January 2014.

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Genes outside nucleus have disproportionate effect

Genes outside nucleus have disproportionate effect

by Andy Fell — last modified Oct 31, 2013 01:37 PM

The tiny bit of DNA outside the cell nucleus has a large effect on metabolism. This may impact future treatments for inherited diseases in humans.

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Evolution: Ants more closely related to bees than to most wasps

Evolution: Ants more closely related to bees than to most wasps

by Pat Bailey — last modified Oct 28, 2013 11:23 AM

Ants and bees are more related to each other than to social wasps (yellow jackets, paper wasps). This resolves a long-standing evolutionary question.

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Wheat geneticists to decode massive genome

Wheat geneticists to decode massive genome

by Brad Hooker — last modified Oct 24, 2013 04:09 PM

An international effort is in progress to sequence a wheat ancestor’s genome, to better understand the genetics of bread wheat.

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New study offers hope for halting incurable citrus disease

New study offers hope for halting incurable citrus disease

by Pat Bailey — last modified Oct 23, 2013 12:38 PM

Treatment for citrus greening disease may result from DNA sequencing technology.

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UC Davis scientists help deliver genetic one-two blow to deadly wheat disease

UC Davis scientists help deliver genetic one-two blow to deadly wheat disease

by afilmer — last modified Oct 17, 2013 10:56 AM

A new gene that will equip wheat plants to resist the deadly stem rust disease has been discovered by an international team including Jan Dvorak, Karin Deal, and Mingcheng Luo.

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Gene sequencing targets witchweed and other destructive parasitic plants

Gene sequencing targets witchweed and other destructive parasitic plants

by Pat Bailey — last modified Oct 17, 2013 10:59 AM

Plant scientist John Yoder is part of an international team using gene sequencing and transfer to break the stranglehold of parasitic plants that cause billions of dollars in crop losses each year.

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Carole Meredith earns top wine award

Carole Meredith earns top wine award

by afilmer — last modified Oct 17, 2013 10:59 AM

Professor emerita Carole Meredith, Department of Viticulture and Enology, is receiving the California State Fair’s Wine Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Gene discovery may halt a worldwide wheat epidemic

Gene discovery may halt a worldwide wheat epidemic

by Pat Bailey — last modified Oct 17, 2013 11:01 AM

A team of researchers from UC Davis and Kansas State University has identified a gene that enables resistance to stem rust, a wheat disease that threatens global food security.

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UC Davis launches African plant breeding academy

UC Davis launches African plant breeding academy

by afilmer — last modified Oct 17, 2013 11:00 AM

A new African Plant Breeding Academy, designed to train plant breeders who will help improve the nutritional value of indigenous crops, has been launched by UC Davis and partners.

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Purebred dogs not always at higher risk for genetic disorders

Purebred dogs not always at higher risk for genetic disorders

by afilmer — last modified Oct 17, 2013 11:02 AM

If you think your mixed-breed pup is hardier than a purebred, think again. Mixed breeds may not have an advantage when it comes to inherited disorders.

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Don't lose the organism over its genes

Don't lose the organism over its genes

by afilmer — last modified Oct 17, 2013 11:06 AM

Physiology and behavior variations in complex organisms are due to more than genetic variations.

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Gene discovery may yield lettuce that will sprout in hot weather

Gene discovery may yield lettuce that will sprout in hot weather

by afilmer — last modified Oct 17, 2013 11:08 AM

A team of researchers, led by a University of California, Davis, plant scientist, has identified a lettuce gene and related enzyme that put the brakes on germination during hot weather — a discovery that could lead to lettuces that can sprout year-round, even at high temperatures.

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