Posts made in August, 2012

Genetically modified rice a good vitamin A source | Reuters

Posted by on Aug 23, 2012 in Activities, News | 0 comments

via Genetically modified rice a good vitamin A source | Reuters. (Reuters Health) – Genetically modified rice could be a good source of vitamin A for children in countries where deficiency in the vitamin is common, a new study suggests. The study tested so-called Golden Rice against both spinach and supplements in providing vitamin A to 68 six- to eight-year-olds in China. Researchers found that the rice was as effective as the capsules in giving kids a boost of vitamin A, based on blood...

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Rice Plant Modified To Produce Cellulolytic Enzyme in Leaves Possesses Dual Food/Bioenergy Functionality

Posted by on Aug 22, 2012 in News | 0 comments

An international team of scientists from Taiwan (National Chiayi University) and the United States (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Washington State University) report the development of transgenic rice plants which can express high levels of a cellulolytic enzyme in its biomass, without severely impairing plant growth and development. Cellulolytic enzymes (or cellulases) are commonly used to convert cellulose molecules in pretreated plant biomass into fermentable sugars which can be...

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PCAARRD GC approves protein enrichment of copra meal

Posted by on Aug 22, 2012 in Activities, Archive, News | 0 comments

              The Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development Governing Council (PCAARRD GC) approved a project that promises to decrease the fiber content of copra meal and improve its crude protein content up to 42 percent.   Titled “Protein enhancement of copra meal as feed for swine and poultry”, the three-year project will make use of the solid state fermentation technology utilizing specific fungus in...

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BCP in Review: 2002 – 2012

Posted by on Aug 3, 2012 in Activities, Archive | 0 comments

BCP in Review: 2002 – 2012

              BCP IN REVIEW: 2002-2012   2002 – In the Beginning…   BCP is initially launched in 2001 as Biotechnology Conference of the Philippines, where the original logos are also based. (right)             The first BCP General Assembly is held in 12 April 2002, led by BCP founding President Dr. Benigno Peczon and Vice President Rhodora Aldemita (far left), and graced by BCP Adviser Prof. Solita Monsod and...

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