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Key Genes for Increasing Oil Content in Plant Leaves Identified

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory have identified the key genes required for oil production and accumulation in plant leaves and other vegetative plant tissues. Enhancing ...

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Genetically Modified Tobacco Plants Are Viable for Producing Biofuels

Ruth Sanz-Barrio, an agricultural engineer of the Public University of Navarre and researcher at the Institute of Biotechnology, has demonstrated, for the first time, the viability of using specific tobacco ...

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Microbes can help feed the world

Microbes already help feed the world. In fact, without microbes there would be no plants or animals, as all life on Earth is dependent on microbes to provide many essential ...

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Green innovators rejoice.

The Indian biotechnology industry registered a double-digit growth to clock a turnover of over Rs.20,000 crore in 2011-12. It currently faces many challenges such as a lack of funding and entrepreneurial ...

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