The genome of the bread wheat, whose DNA is notoriously complex, is close to being completed, according to an international team of scientists.
Publishing in the journal Nature, they say they had analysed between 94,000 and 96,000 genes in bread wheat (Triticum aestivum).
According to the paper, the plant’s genome is nearly five times as big as humans.
The genes exist in what is in fact a triple genome, reflecting bread wheat’s legacy [...]
We are living a rural lifestyle and I can’t believe how much time I researching how we are going to be self-suffcient in the future. That said, we learned about peak oil and started planning in 2005 and we have only covered the tip of the ice berg when it comes to being self-sufficent.
I have gardened for over 30 years and can say with confidence – growing nearly all my [...]
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — In the trees and grasses of the South, there are a growing number of unwanted visitors that at best are an itchy nuisance and at worst can carry debilitating diseases: Ticks.
Public health officials say that numbers of reported cases of diseases like Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever are not yet alarming and have not yet shown a definitive trend upward from a national perspective. [...]
23 MAR 2012: AUSTRALIAN MAMMAL EXTINCTIONS
TIED TO HUMAN HUNTING, NOT CLIMATE CHANGE
The disappearance roughly 40,000 years ago of dozens of large mammals in Australia — including rhinoceros-sized wombats and tapir-like marsupials — was caused by human hunting and not by climate change, according to a new study by Australian scientists.
Researchers at the University of Tasmania reached that conclusion after analyzing two mud core samples dating back as far as 130,000 years. By examining [...]