Navigation Links
Giant tobacco plants that stay young forever
Date:1/10/2013

rops to yield a far greater amount of biomass. In the case of potatoes, this means a great deal more starch. "If we want to guarantee security of supply for foodstuffs and plant-based raw materials, the yield per hectare will have to double by 2050, claims the German Bioeconomy Council. This new technology brings us a great deal nearer to that target," reckons Prfer. "However, our method is only likely to deliver success as long as the flowers of the plant in question play no significant role sugar beet, for instance. It would make no sense to use the technique on rapeseed." Preventing plants from flowering presents a significant advantage, in that no flowering means no production of seeds or pollen. As a result, plants have no way of reproducing, which means they cannot spread into the environment in an unplanned way.

In the future, the researchers want to go further and be able to disable plants' growth limits using chemical mutagenesis as well that is to say, using normal growing techniques. This process involves using chemical additives to bring about changes in a seed's DNA sequence. The advantage is that a plant grown in this way would no longer be genetically modified but simply a plant grown using standard techniques. "But in order to be able to do that, we first need to gain a better understanding of the deregulation of genes," says Prfer, who hopes cultivation experiments might begin next year. Then perhaps normal plants will be in a position to grow tall, too.


'/>"/>

Contact: Dirk Prfer
dirk.pruefer@ime.fraunhofer.de
49-251-832-2302
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Giant squids giant eyes: The better to see hungry whales with
2. Jurassic pain: Giant flea-like insects plagued dinosaurs 165 million years ago
3. First satellite tag study for manta rays reveals habits and hidden journeys of ocean giants
4. Big-mouthed babies drove the evolution of giant island snakes
5. Ancient giant turtle fossil revealed
6. Giant raft of data to help us understand disease
7. Engineering technology reveals eating habits of giant dinosaurs
8. Study of giant viruses shakes up tree of life
9. Do Australias giant fire-dependent trees belong in the rainforest?
10. Climate change threatens giant pandas bamboo buffet and survival
11. Climate change threatens giant pandas bamboo buffet -- and survival
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Giant tobacco plants that stay young forever
(Date:2/13/2015)... -- ACT Genomics Co., Ltd., a cancer molecular ... genomic information into precision diagnosis and personalized treatments, ... million in the its first private funding round. ... , ACT Genomics has developed comprehensive cancer ... implement next generation sequencing (NGS) and multiplex molecular ...
(Date:2/10/2015)... 2015  Alere Inc. (NYSE: ALR), a global ... for the quarter ended December 31, 2014. ... of Alere said, "We made substantial progress in ... global leader in rapid diagnostics and delivering against ... divestiture in early January enabled us to substantially ...
(Date:2/5/2015)...   Epic Sciences , a precision diagnostics company dedicated ... Murali Prahalad , Ph.D., president and CEO, is scheduled to ... 2015: Silicon Valley, which is taking place at the Computer ... on January 26-28, 2015. Dr. Prahalad will ... Last year, Epic Sciences was a finalist in the PMWC,s ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):ACT Genomics Raises $8 Million in its First Private Funding Round 2Alere Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter 2014 Results 2Alere Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter 2014 Results 3Alere Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter 2014 Results 4Alere Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter 2014 Results 5Alere Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter 2014 Results 6Alere Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter 2014 Results 7Alere Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter 2014 Results 8Alere Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter 2014 Results 9Alere Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter 2014 Results 10Alere Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter 2014 Results 11Alere Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter 2014 Results 12Alere Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter 2014 Results 13Alere Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter 2014 Results 14Alere Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter 2014 Results 15Alere Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter 2014 Results 16Alere Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter 2014 Results 17Alere Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter 2014 Results 18Alere Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter 2014 Results 19Alere Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter 2014 Results 20Alere Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter 2014 Results 21Alere Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter 2014 Results 22Alere Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter 2014 Results 23Alere Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter 2014 Results 24Alere Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter 2014 Results 25Alere Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter 2014 Results 26Alere Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter 2014 Results 27Alere Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter 2014 Results 28Alere Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter 2014 Results 29Alere Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter 2014 Results 30Alere Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter 2014 Results 31Alere Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter 2014 Results 32Alere Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter 2014 Results 33Alere Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter 2014 Results 34Alere Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter 2014 Results 35
... July 15, 2013 Dr. Jeffrey Trent, President and ... will discuss state-of-the-art genomics research July 16 at the ... former Scientific Director of the National Human Genome Research ... at Brookings, 2nd annual State of Biomedical Innovation Conference, ...
... Ice Age, as the world began to warm, a swath ... brief pulse of biological productivity 14,000 years ago, this stretch ... tiny creatures, who thrived in large numbers until the productivity ... Researchers have hypothesized that iron sparked this surge ...
... by slugs may prevent key grassland species from taking ... new research has shown., Work by scientists at Newcastle ... on grassland biodiversity and how this might inform future ... through a gardener,s prize petunias or strawberry patch, still ...
Cached Biology News:TGen President Dr. Jeffrey Trent speaks at Brookings Institution biomedical conference 2Scientists solve a 14,000-year-old ocean mystery 2Scientists solve a 14,000-year-old ocean mystery 3Grazing slugs hinder grassland restoration 2
(Date:2/26/2015)... Calif. , Feb. 26, 2015 Protiviti ... the latest version of the Governance Portal , ... governance, risk and compliance (GRC) tasks across multiple business ... been updated to help customers better align their controls ... the Treadway Commission ) requirements. In response to client ...
(Date:2/26/2015)... VIEW, Calif. , Feb. 26, 2015 The ... navigate this ever-changing arena, Frost & Sullivan will host its ... & Sullivan Executive MindXchange , March 8 to 10, at ... San Diego, Calif. This event is ... connected healthcare leaders to discuss industry disruptions and how to ...
(Date:2/26/2015)... 2015 RURO, Inc., a leading LIMS, ... 6.2 – the latest update to the bestselling commercial-off-the-shelf ... of a quick and easy method to gain better ... version, RURO engineering has enhanced the system’s support for ... amounts of sample records. , "FreezerPro has become ...
(Date:2/26/2015)... , Feb. 26, 2015 Tauriga Sciences, ... sciences company with interests in the natural wellness sector ... announced today that its products will be featured at ... Capital Partners, 27 th Annual Growth Stock Conference ... located at 1 Ritz Carlton Drive, Dana ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Protiviti Governance Portal Helps Companies Drive Governance, Risk and Compliance Productivity Across Multiple Business Units 2Protiviti Governance Portal Helps Companies Drive Governance, Risk and Compliance Productivity Across Multiple Business Units 3Embrace the Future of Medical Technologies with Frost & Sullivan 2Embrace the Future of Medical Technologies with Frost & Sullivan 3RURO Releases FreezerPro® version 6.2 2SEC Compliance Featuring Products From Tauriga Sciences, Inc. at ROTH Capital Conference 2SEC Compliance Featuring Products From Tauriga Sciences, Inc. at ROTH Capital Conference 3SEC Compliance Featuring Products From Tauriga Sciences, Inc. at ROTH Capital Conference 4
... CEO Darwin Smith may or may not have brought down ... was 1983, and Wisconsin had just elected liberal Democrat Tony ... with an income tax increase, and Smith issued a dire ... business climate. , ,Two years later, Smith moved Kimberly-Clark's corporate ...
... Wis. - William R. Hendee will retire effective June ... at the Medical College of Wisconsin , and devote ... who also will retire as president of the MCW Research ... College conducts a national search for a permanent successor it ...
... way we think about work life isn't. Everyone knows ... nobody is ready to translate this into actual practice, ... life satisfaction." , ,This quote by a Dutch ... Suzan Lewis and Richenda Gambles entitled, "Work-Personal Life Harmonization: ...
Cached Biology Technology:RedPrairie: Will they stay, or will they go? 2RedPrairie: Will they stay, or will they go? 3RedPrairie: Will they stay, or will they go? 4Medical College grad school dean Bill Hendee to retire 2Work-life imbalance - A global problem getting worse 2Work-life imbalance - A global problem getting worse 3Work-life imbalance - A global problem getting worse 4Work-life imbalance - A global problem getting worse 5
... Radiant Red fluorescent RNA stain is ... denaturing (formaldehyde or glyoxal) agarose gels and ... excitation with a 302 nm transilluminator, the ... be photographed on Polaroid film or with ...
... costs. More efficient interfacing with mass ... volumes. Industry demands for benefits like ... chromatography for routine applications. Standard HPLC ... the need to operate with smaller ...
From the company that first brought you the chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) kit, a new and improved kit, EZ-ChIP, is now available to make your experiments easier, quicker, and most importantly,...
... for the PDS-1000 He biolistic system enables 7-10 ... standard system. It fits into the shocking chamber ... the helium shock wave over 7 microcarriers. By ... over this larger area, the system maximizes the ...
Biology Products: