Tag Archives: Genetic

Sequencing of the genome of some species of wild rice from Nature mag

The Chinese Academy of Sciences, in collaboration with Researchers of Northeastern State University and the University  of Georgia and Athens, identified most of the genes that control the plant’s ability to resist to environmental stress and against parasites by sequencing  the genome of some species of wild rice  O. sativa ( subspecies indica and japonica) and O. glaberrima

Ref:Nature Mag: A map of rice genome variation reveals the origin of cultivated rice

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Plant Genetic Resources and Seeds: Community Resilience in the Face of Change- November 2013, in Jeypore and Chennai, India.

The Wageningen University and Research Centre for Development Innovation (CDI) will be organising a training programme on “Plant Genetic Resources and Seeds: Community Resilience in the Face of Change”, from 28 October to 16 November 2013, in Jeypore and Chennai, India.  The objective of this training programme is to enhance participants’ capabilities to associate Community Biodiversity Management (CBM) as integrated strategies for managing Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (PGFRA) and building community resilience towards climate change. Full travel, board and lodging expenditures would be provided by the Netherlands Fellowship Programmes to successful applicants.

Deadline for fellowship application is 07 May 2013 through fellowships for short courses on “Scholarship Online“. Please read this PDF document or visit the official website of CDI for more information.