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Genetic map of soft wheat first created in Kazakhstan

For the first time, a genetic map of soft wheat grown in Kazakhstan has been formed, Yerlan Turushpekov, head of the molecular genetics laboratory of the Institute of Biology and Biotechnology of the RK Education and Science Ministry, told a briefing in the CCS, Kazpravda.kz correspondent reports.   Read more on this site Kazpravda.kz.

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Апр

Wise Plant Analysis

Weizmann Institute’s WeizMass and MatchWeiz help identify plant metabolites https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-04/wios-wpa040617.php

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Plant genes may lack off switch, but have volume control

Scientists at the University of California, Davis have discovered that DNA sequences thought to be essential for gene activity can be expendable. Sequences once called junk sometimes call the shots instead. https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-04/uoc—pgm041417.php  

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Better barcoding: New library of DNA sequences improves plant identification

Researchers at Emory University have developed a new database of genetic information that can be used with the latest DNA sequencing technologies to improve the accuracy of plant identification. https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-03/bsoa-bbn031517.php

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Surprise: Transport proteins evolved long before their compounds emerged

The scientists investigated how transport proteins evolved along with the emergence of new defense compounds. The research goal was to understand how transport proteins acquire the ability to move new toxic compounds — and what comes first in the evolution: the transport protein’s ability to move a defense compound or the compound? https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-03/fos—stp030917.php

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Мар

Evaluating traits contributing to salinity tolerance

The authors present methods and support methodologies to test for and quantify the impact of salinity on individual traits, such as ion exclusion, maintenance of water relations, transpiration rate and efficiency, ionic relations, photosynthesis, senescence, and maintenance of growth and yield components. aobblog.com

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Project G4687 “New Phytotechnology for Cleaning Contaminated Military Sites” is granted to the Institute as Multy-Year Research Project by NATO Science for Peace and Security Program (SPS)

Project G4687 “New Phytotechnology for Cleaning Contaminated Military Sites” is granted to the Institute as Multy-Year Research Project by NATO Science for Peace and Security Program (SPS). Beginning of the project: 2016; End of the project: 2018. Project manager from the Institute – Professor Nurzhanova Asil. Participants: Kansas State University USA; National University of Life and Environmental Science, Ukraine; Jan

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Wise plant analysis

A new method of plant analysis, developed at the Weizmann Institute of Science, has identified healthful antioxidants in tomato skins. In fact, as reported recently in Nature Communications, the new method reveals that biologically active plant substances typically associated with particular plant species — including those providing health benefits — are much more prevalent across the plant kingdom than was

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Exploring how rice could survive salt stress

KAUST researchers have studied the early responses of rice plants to moderately saline conditions and for the first time pinpointed new salt tolerance genetic loci1. The results could support breeding programs to improve global rice productivity. https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-12/kauo-ehr120416.php

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Project for the conservation of Biodiversity flora

Dariya Satybaldiyeva, TEDxAstanaWomen speaker. She is biotechnologist and participates in the research project for the conservation of Biodiversity flora in Kazakhstan which is organized by the Institute of Biology and Plant Biotechnology and the Institute of Botany of the Ministry of Education and Science of Kazakhstan. http://tedxastana.com/katalog/speakers/