Content Tagged "bioenergy"
“This collaborative effort has yielded a wealth of information that will help scientists better understand the basic biology of cotton and enhance the sustainable production of this globally important crop,” says plant scientist Allen Van Deynze, who led UC Davis’ participation in the sequencing project. Read more in the Central Valley Business Times [Read More]
If researchers’ plans spin out as they hope, King Cotton may get a new title as a Super Plant of the 21st century…. While most U.S. cotton is used in textile production, researchers say it could become an important part of biofuel production and bioremediation. Full story at AL.com [Read More]
Any new technology that emerges from animal microbiome mining would need to improve upon the proprietary enzyme systems already in companies’ arsenals. For example, enzyme company Novozymes is already marketing cellulase enzymes from Trichoderma reesei, a fungus originally discovered because it was degrading cotton military uniforms and canvas tents in the South Pacific during World War… [Read More]
Cassava, a rough and ready root crop that has long been the foundation of food security in Africa is finally getting the respect it deserves. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Department for International Development of the United Kingdom (DFID) are investing $25.2 million to improve the staple crop’s productivity and build human… [Read More]