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Global Plant Council

Brazil’s transgenic sugarcane stirs up controversy
2017-07-06
By Luisa Massarani This article was originally published on SciDev.Net. Read the original article. [RIO DE JANEIRO] A genetically modified (GM) cane variety that can kill the sugarcane borer (Diatraea saccharalis) has been approved in Brazil,  to the delight of some scientists and the dismay of others, who say it may threaten Brazilian biodiversity. Brazil i […]
Sarah Jose
Broadcasting Plant Science Live to the World
2017-06-26
This week’s post was written by Dr Ian Street (@IHStreet), the Resources Editor at AoB Blog. He is also a science writer and plant scientist. His science blog is The Quiet Branches. On 18th May 2017, plant scientists from all over the world celebrated “International Fascination of Plants Day”. This year, plant enthusiasts could follow … Continue reading Broa […]
Sarah Jose
Genetics to boost sugarcane production
2017-06-19
Scientists in Brazil are taking steps towards genetically modifying sugar cane so it produces more sucrose naturally, looking to eventually boost the productivity and economic benefits of the tropical grass. Currently, it is common for producers to raise sucrose levels in sugar cane by applying artificial growth regulators or chemical ripeners. This inhibits […]
Sarah Jose

BES, British Ecological Society

Press Release: Hot dogs – is climate change impacting populations of African wild dogs?
2017-07-20
Zoological Society of London press release Three concurrent studies, undertaken by ZSL, the Botswana Predator Conservation Trust, and the African Wildlife Conservation Fund, monitored a total of 73 wild dog packs at sites in Kenya, Botswana and Zimbabwe, over a combined 42 years of study. Tracking with high-tech collars showed that wild dog packs spent […] T […]
Sabrina Weiss
Press Release: New light on the secret life of badgers
2017-07-18
  Previous studies have fuelled the assumption that badgers are a territorial and anti-social species, living in exclusive, tight-knit family groups, known as ‘setts’. This picture of the mammal’s social system led to the belief that they actively defend territorial borders and consequently rarely travel beyond their social-group boundaries. Some culling and […]
Sabrina Weiss
Ecology Across Borders: Abstract Submission Now Open
2017-07-13
We are delighted to announce we are now inviting submissions for oral and poster presentations to ‘Ecology Across Borders,’ the Joint Annual Meeting organised by BES, GfÖ, and NecoV, in association with the EEF. The majority of talks & all poster presentations for the annual meeting are selected from an open call, giving all delegates […] The post Ecolog […]
Amy Everard

SPPS, Societas Physiologiae Plantarum Scandinavica

CPSC PhD summer course 2017: SYNBIOSYS
2017-03-29
SYNthetic BIOlogy: From pro- to eukaryotic SYStems (SYNBIOSYS), 21–25 August 2017. Synthetic biology is the engineering of biology: the deliberate (re-)design and construction of novel biological and biologically based parts, devices and systems to perform new functions for useful purposes, drawing on principles elucidated from biology and engineering. In th […]
Jan Eklöf
Register for SEB Gothenburg 2017!
2017-03-29
Abstract submission and registration are now open for SEB’s annual meeting, which will take place in Gothenburg, Sweden from 3–6 July 2017, with parallel sessions in plant, cell and animal biology. Important deadlines: Abstract submission April 21st Registration May 12th Please find more information at: https://www.sebiology.org/events/event/seb-gothenburg […]
Jan Eklöf
Meeting: New breeding technologies in the plant sciences
2017-03-29
Registration is now open for the meeting “New breeding technologies in the plant sciences – Applications and implications in genome editing”, which will be held 7–8 July 2017 in Gothenburg, Sweden. This is a satellite meeting to the SEB Gothenburg 2017 meeting. Targeted genome engineering has been described as a “game-changing technology” for fields as diver […]
Jan Eklöf

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