Monthly Archives: August 2013

Food and nutrition security in dry areas: ICARDA 2012 report and research-for-development obstacles

ICARDA_2012_Annual Report ICARDA – the International Centre for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas http://www.icarda.org – is an international organization targeting crops for these critical regions. It’s annual report for 2012 has just been published and highlights their genetic, breeding and … Continue reading

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Water stress and spring wheat – genetics and Pakistan

TS. Noorka IR, Schwarzacher T. 2013. Water a response factor to screen suitable genotypes to fight and traverse periodic onslaughts of water scarcity in spring wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). International Journal of Water Resources and Arid Environments 3(1): 37-44. ISSN 2079-7079 … Continue reading

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Haploid callus from a diploid Musa accession for genome analysis

303. Nair AS, Heslop-Harrison P, Schwarzacher T. 2013. Production of haploid tissues and SNP analysis of the genome in Musa acuminata cv.‘Matti’ (AA). Plant Mutation Reports 3(1): 18-24.   Haploid and doubled haploid plants are of considerable value in genetic studies, genomics … Continue reading

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Faisal Nouroz : Collaborator from Hazara University, Pakistan on genome organization

Dr Faisal Nouroz completed his PhD at the University of Leicester in 2012, working on mobile element evolution in two contrasting crop groups, Musa and Brassica. Dr. Faisal Nouroz held a Ph.D scholarship from the Higher Education Commission and Hazara … Continue reading

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Discussing diversity, genes and the future of bananas on the BBC Food Programme

Pat Heslop-Harrison was interviewed for BBC Radio 4 “The Food Programme”. I have posted some of the points I wanted to make on AoBBlog.com, and a link to the whole interesting programme including my interview is here after broadcast of … Continue reading

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