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December 4, 2014

New path of genetic research: scientists uncover 4-stranded elements of maize DNA

Collaboration yields new organic seed corn variety

Genomics software speeds up breeding process (Southeast Farm Press)

December 3, 2014

Draft sequence of a diploid A-genome cotton generated and released to public by Texas Tech University, Bayer CropScience, and the National Center for Genome Resources 

Sequencing of cotton A-genome could boost industry - Texas Tech University's collaboration with Bayer CropScience could translate into better commercial varieties for growers

Namdhari Seeds chooses Phenome Networks for plant breeding management - Software-as-a-Service will be used throughout all stages of the company’s plant breeding process to improve planning, designing and selection of varieties

December 2, 2014

Professional Seed Research offers corn breeding service to improve disease resistance 

Changes in the organization of plant breeding at Saaten-Union Recherche

Genetic research could offer alternatives to GMO crops, says Limagrain President Jean-Yves Foucault  (Reuters)

Photosynthesis is the new frontier for a world facing a food shortage (ABC)

November 30, 2014

Australia - Plant breeders hope to develop subterranean clover varieties with resistance to a wider range of pests and diseases (SciencNetwork Western Australia)

International plant scientist George MacKay recognised for contributions to potato crops

November 29, 2014

Vietnam government backs proposed IRRI technical assistance package, which in essence establishes the nation’s first international agricultural research centre (Baomoi)

November 28, 2014

ISB News Report, November 2014

November 27, 2014

United kingdom and India collaborate on future-proof crops - Drought-tolerant tomatoes, improved wheat and grass pea could provide crops for the future

Scientists to develop new drought tolerant wheat

Canada - A short history of durum wheat breeding - As private companies step up cereal breeding investments, 
Andrea Hilderman reviews our public breeding triumphs (Grainews)

NIAB superwheat expertise to aid India wheat breeding

Florida farms bursting with innovation (Tampa Bay Times)

India - DuPont 2014 Young Professor Award Ravi Maruthachalam, assistant professor at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Thiruvananthapuram (The Hindu)

U.S. National Corn Growers Association's Off the Cob investigates the mutants of maize

November 26, 2014

Cutting cholesterol for safer potatoes - The identification of a gene responsible for cholesterol production could lead to potatoes with lower toxin levels 

Australia - States crack down on the movement of cucurbit crops to protect themselves from Cucumber green mottle mosaic virus (ABC)

UC Davis Plant Breeding Academy to offer advanced training modules

November 24, 2014

ICARDA's SARD-SC project - Supporting wheat seed production and supply

November 23, 2014

Plant geneticist Howard-Yana Shapiro breaks 200 mph while keeping up with fast-moving genetics field (The Sacramento Bee)

November 22, 2014

Bayer CropScience poursuit ses efforts de recherche en génétique du blé (Terre-net)

Kultursaat feiert 20 jähriges Bestehen - Meilenstein für die Ökopflanzenzüchtung

November 21, 2014

U.S. National Association of Plant Breeders (NAPB) - Nov-Dec 2014 newsletter

British Society of Plant Breeders Ltd. - 2 BASIS CPD points can now be claimed for reading the biannual Plant Breeding Matters

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