All you wanted to know about induced mutations in crop breeding

SeedQuest - Central information website for the global seed industryFAO publication: Induced Plant Mutations in the Genomics EraSource: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)Rome, 2009PrefaceThe year 2008 marks the 80th anniversary of mutation induction in plants. The…

Scaremongering on shoddy ABC TV program about “GM trees” is dissected at On-line opinion

Tasmania fumes over media misconduct - On Line Opinion - 7/7/2010Scaremongering on shoddy ABC TV program Australian Story about supposedly "GM trees" has been dissected at On-line opinion. A few snippets from Online Opinion are given belowTasmania fumes over media…

Where the superpowers of superweeds come from

Superman had the yellow sun of earth, spiderman had a radioactive spider-bite, but what about superweeds, where does their super power (surviving application of Round-up/glyphosate) come from? To understand how superweeds survive, we first have to understand why normal weeds (the Jimmy Olsens and Lois Lanes of the plant world) die. <-- last superhero reference of this post I promise.

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