Posts made in March, 2016

Gene blocking lettuce germination also regulates flowering time

Posted by on Mar 30, 2016 in Activities, News | 0 comments

            Kent Bradford, left, and Alfred Huo, seen here with a flowering lettuce plant, found that lettuce could be prevented from flowering by increasing the expression of a specific microRNA in the plants. The high levels of this microRNA prevent the plant from transitioning to adulthood and flowering, and the plant continues to make numerous baby leaves rather than forming a compact head of lettuce.   28 March 2016 Summary: This study of lettuce and...

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ASU researcher improves crop performance with new biotechnology

Posted by on Mar 28, 2016 in Activities, News | 0 comments

                25 March 2016 An Arizona State University researcher has figured out a way to modify crops that causes them to use less water and fertilizer but grow more food, an exciting development as food security becomes a critical concern as the world’s population expands. Roberto Gaxiola, an associate professor with the School of Life Sciences, said his work also enhances a plant’s tolerance to various outside stresses, such as drought or climate...

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Agriculture Modernization and National Food Security Require GMO

Posted by on Mar 28, 2016 in Activities, News | 0 comments

              Consistent with the enlightened national policy since the late 1980s, the Coalition for Agriculture Modernization in the Philippines, Inc. (CAMP) supports genetic modification (GM) technology as an important tool for modernization and global competitiveness of agriculture in the Philippines.  This powerful tool is able to develop crops which can: (1) provide higher yields; (2) reduce environmental impacts of food production; (3) adapt to hazards...

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21 MARCH 2016, Monday [Seminar] SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPACTS OF GM CORN IN THE PHILIPPINES

Posted by on Mar 16, 2016 in Activities, News | 0 comments

                The BS Agricultural Biotechnology and the Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Programs, UPLB, the SEARCA-Biotechnology Information Center and SEARCA’s Agriculture and Development Seminar Series (ADSS)   Cordially Invite EVERYONE TO A SPECIAL SEMINAR     ON   SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPACTS OF GM CORN IN THE PHILIPPINES   BY DR. LEONARDO A. GONZALEZ Founding President & Chairman Samahang Itinataguyod ang Kakayahang Angkin sa Pagunlad/...

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Invitation to apply for Human Resource Development Program in Biotechnology 2016

Posted by on Mar 15, 2016 in Activities, News | 0 comments

              Invitation to apply for Human Resource Development Program in Biotechnology 2016   This is to announce the Human Resource Development Program in Biotechnology, which will provide fellowships for lab/research training at the National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC), Thailand for year 2016. The Announcements, application form and more detail of the program are attached herewith. This information can also be found on...

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