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Plant Growth-Substances; Their Chemistry and Applications, With Sp...

By: Nicol, Hugh, 1898

Growth (Plants) ; Plant hormones

References at end of most of the chapters

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Biotechnology

By: Emily Arakaki

Export and Trade Government Reference Document:

Excerpt: Application of biotechnologies has resulted in new medicines, safer vaccines, increased agricultural yields, and cleaner industrial processes. In the last 30 years, U.S. biotechnology enterprise has grown to encompass more than 1,300 companies that employ over 174,000 people. According to the Biotechnology Industry Organization, more than 250 million people worldwide have been helped by 133 biotechnology drugs and vaccines, tissue engineered products, and hundre...

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Plant Vs. Pathogen

By: Graeme Stemp Morlock

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: Just weeks after the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, letters containing anthrax spores were mailed to newspapers and television stations in New York and to two U.S. senators on Capitol Hill. Although only a few letters were sent, 22 people were infected and 5 died. More importantly, the bioterror attacks fueled fears that future attacks might be more extensive. Now researchers at the University of Central Florida are helping to prepare...

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Biotechnology Developments in the Oilseeds Sector

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: This item was reviewed with the help of document CCP:OF 97/4, prepared in response to a request by the Committee on Commodity Problems to undertake work on the impact of biotechnology developments on trade in commodities on a selective basis. A number of delegates from major producing/exporting countries informed the meeting of the progress made in biotechnology research in their countries and/or of the rapid increase of the share of genetically-modified oilseed...

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Plant Genome Research Program (Pgrp) Fy2004 and Fy2005 Competitions

By: Government Printing Office

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: This is a two-year program solicitation for the FY2004 and FY2005 Plant Genome Research Program competitions. This program is a continuation of the Plant Genome Research Program that began in FY1998. The goals of this program are to support basic research in plant genomics, and to accelerate the acquisition and utilization of new knowledge and innovative approaches to elucidate fundamental biological processes in plants. The focus is on plants of economic import...

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Biochemistry at Stanford, Biotechnology at Dnax

By: Kornberg, Arthur, 1918; Hughes, Sally Smith; Bancroft Library. Regional Oral History Office; Program in the History of the Biosciences and Biotechnology
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Potential of Plant Genetic Systems for Monitoring and Screening Mu...

By: R. A. Nilan

Government Reference Publication

Introduction: Although not generally recognized, there are several plant genetic systems which possess the characteristics for screening and monitoring environmental mutagens. They are sensitive test systems and have already provided reliable and useful quantitative mutagenesis data (1, 2). These systems have played initial roles in detecting new mutagens, advancing the knowledge of mechanisms of action of certain mutagens ...

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Biotechnology an Industry Comes of Age

By: Steve Olson
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Biotechnology an Industry Comes of Age

By: Steve Olson
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Workshop on Detection of Protein And/Or Dna in Foods Derived from ...

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nutrition Reference Publication

Introduction: During the 23rd Session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (1999), an Intergovernmental Task Force on Foods derived from Biotechnology was established in order to develop standards, guidelines and recommendations for foods derived from modern biotechnology. The Task Force also established an Ad Hoc Working Group to prepare a list of available analytical methods, including those for the detection or identification of foods or food ingredients derived from ...

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Workshop on Detection of Protein And/Or Dna in Foods Derived from ...

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: 9:30 ? 10:00 Registration 10:00 ? 10:15 Welcome and Workshop Objectives 10:15 ? 11:00 Overview of Detection Methods (Dr. Anne Bridges, General Mills/ American Association of Cereal Chemists [AACC]) 11:00 ? 11:15 Break 11:15 ? 12:15 Sampling of Grain, Food, and Feed (Dr. James Stave, Strategic Diagnostics, Inc./AACC) 12:15 ? 13:00 DNA Detection Methods (Dr. Marco Mazzara, EC Joint Research Centre) ... Qualitative methods ... Quantitative methods ...

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Fao/Who Workshop on Detection of Protein And/Or Dna in Foods Deriv...

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) with support from the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) will be holding a one-day Workshop on Detection of Protein and/or DNA in Foods derived from Modern Biotechnology. The workshop will take place in Budapest, Hungary on 5 March 2004, immediately preceding the 25th Session of the Codex Committee on Methods of Analysis and Sampling (CCMAS) which ...

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Poplars in Biotechnology Research

By: H. Marchadier

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: Biotechnology encompasses a wide range of scientific techniques that use living organisms or parts of them. Modern biotechnologies currently used in forestry fall broadly into three categories ... those based on molecular markers, used, for example, to quantify genetic diversity between populations and individual trees, to identify parts of the genetic material that are unique to each individual (?fingerprinting?) and to locate genes responsible for traits of ec...

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The International Plant Protection Convention (Ippc)

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: The IPPC is a multilateral treaty deposited with the Director General of FAO and administered through the Interim Commission on Phytosanitary Measures in cooperation with regional and national plant protection organizations. The purpose of the Convention is ?international cooperation in controlling pests of plants and plant products and in preventing their international spread, and especially their introduction into endangered areas? (IPPC Preamble). The IPPC cu...

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Biotechnology for High School Science Teachers

By: Mary O. Dereski, Ph. D.

Excerpt: Biotechnology is defined as “the commercial application of living organisms or their products, which involves the deliberate manipulation of their DNA molecules”. It is a term that few people had heard of ten years ago. Most biotechnology (Molecular Biology, Biochemical Engineering, Biochemistry, and Genetics) teaching takes place in upper-level undergraduate and graduate Molecular Biology courses or research laboratories. However, today it is a rapidly growing ...

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The Way Forward to Strengthen National Plant Breeding and Biotechn...

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: This report represents a summary of discussions that took place during a meeting held at FAO headquarters between 9th and 11th February 2005. The meeting addressed issues in connection with strengthening national plant breeding and biotechnology capacity. Over twenty representatives of agencies and institutions involved in genetic resource use and plant breeding, including an observer from the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UP...

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Preliminary Review of Biotechnology in Forestry, Including Genetic...

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nutrition Reference Publication

Background: At its 13th Session, in November 2003, the FAO Panel of Experts on Forest Gene Resources reviewed the relevance and discussed the feasibility of a global review of biotechnology in forestry, as part of an FAO effort to assess the global status and trends of forest tree genetic diversity. This paper is the first attempt to provide statistical information on the extent and patterns of biotechnology research and applications in forest trees, worldwide. Other stu...

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Microbiology of Animal Feeds

By: J. P. F. Dmelio

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: A wide range of microbes occurs naturally on, or as contaminants of forages, cereal grains, oilseed by-products and compound feeds. Beneficial effects can result from the occurrence of the lactic acid bacteria during the fermentation of forages during the process of ensilage. These bacteria favour the production of lactic acid, which helps in reducing the pH to around 4.0, thus preserving the forage for winter-feeding to ruminants. Lactic acid bacteria and yeast...

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Glossary of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering

By: A. Zaid

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: A ? A Adenine residue, in either DNA or RNA. Ab See antibody. abiotic stress The effect of non-living factors which can harm living organisms. These non-living factors include drought, extreme temperatures, pollutants, etc. abscisic acid A plant growth regulator involved in abscission, dormancy, stomatal opening/closure, and inhibition of seed germination. It also affects the regulation of somatic cell embryogenesis in some plant species. absciss; abscissa The h...

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Composting Process and Techniques

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: Composting is the natural process of ?rotting? or decomposition of organic matter by microorganisms under controlled conditions. Raw organic materials such as crop residues, animal wastes, food garbage, some municipal wastes and suitable industrial wastes, enhance their suitability for application to the soil as a fertilizing resource, after having undergone composting. Compost is a rich source of organic matter. Soil organic matter plays an important role in su...

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