Breeding & Biotechnology & genetics
UC Davis to host national conference August 17-18.
$10 million in new funding to continue work on endangered Delta Smelt.
UC Davis projects aim to diagnose, prevent damage caused by Huanglongbing.
Settlement terms will further partnership opportunities for the UC Davis Strawberry Breeding Program & the California Strawberry Commission.
A new discovery by UC Davis researchers is helping combat costly grape powdery mildew damage.
Study findings show how climatic and cultural impacts influenced the genetic makeup of maize.
UC Davis-led African Plant Breeding Academy graduates first students; graduates aim to improve 'orphan' crops in Africa.
Health of animals consuming genetically engineered feed comparable to non-GE fed livestock.
New study reveals a troubling loss of genetic diversity for corn growing in Mexico.
Cause of craniofacial abnormalities related to gene mutation.
Successful completion of plant breeding training program in Nairobi, Kenya.
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.
Learn more about the acclaimed breeding program at UC Davis.
Springtime for wheat starts with a gene that "sees" light; allows for modifying flowering.
Nitrogen fixation, domestication, and disease resistance are part of study.
Animal scientist Alison Van Eenennaam honored for communications.
Resistance gene to phytophthora root rot may offer hope and maintain crop yields.
Animal scientist Alison Van Eenennaam: scientific, legal, and economic ramifications of food labeling.
Pam Ronald and Michael Pollan share opposing views on genetically modified organisms.
The world’s most widely grown spice crop comes from Central-east Mexico.
The most commercially important tree in the U.S. and the source of most U.S. paper products.
Plants have built-in systems for fighting off disease-causing microbes.
Breeding canines for physical features has led to genetically caused problems.
A $4 million research project in Ethiopia will improve the genetic diversity of chickpea varieties.
Genome sequencing finds the 'heat' in hot peppers, the world's biggest spice crop.
Consortium will sequence 100 crops to improve nutrition of African farm families.
Wheat geneticist receives major international prize as outstanding scientist.
Proposed law could ban production of genetically modified organisms on the big island of Hawaii
Work may lead to better control of drosophila, an international fruit pest.
Program in Kenya will support 600 million smallholder farmers and their families.
Assumptions about genetics of two malaria mosquito subgroups are false.
Terroir — and microbial terroir — impact grapes and the wines they produce.
A new program that will identify genes for breeding chickens that tolerate hot climates and resist infectious diseases has been launched at UC Davis.
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.
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.
Ants and bees are more related to each other than to social wasps (yellow jackets, paper wasps). This resolves a long-standing evolutionary question.
An international effort is in progress to sequence a wheat ancestor’s genome, to better understand the genetics of bread wheat.
Treatment for citrus greening disease may result from DNA sequencing technology.
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.
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.
Professor emerita Carole Meredith, Department of Viticulture and Enology, is receiving the California State Fair’s Wine Lifetime Achievement Award.
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.
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.
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.
Physiology and behavior variations in complex organisms are due to more than genetic variations.
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.