April 20, 2017

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    Model-based calculating tool for gene flow

    The potential socioeconomic and environmental impacts caused by transgene flow from genetically engineered (GE) crops have stimulated worldwide biosafety concerns. A recent study published in AoB PLANTS by Wang and Lu provides a model-based calculating tool/software that can accurately calculate pollen-mediated gene flow (PMGF) frequencies of wind-pollinated plant species by including five biological and climatic […] More

  • Histopathological examination of root sections of Musa acuminata genotypes CAV (left) and 4279-06 (right) infected with Meloidogyne incognita.

    Gene expression in Musa acuminata during interactions with Meloidogyne incognita

    Root-knot nematodes (RKN) (Meloidogyne spp) cause considerable losses in banana (Musa sp.). Castañeda et al. investigate the root transcriptome in Musa acuminata during compatible interactions with M. incognita, showing that the significant modulation of host genes during infection are indicative of defence responses involving reactive oxygen species (ROS) and jasmonic acid (JA) / ethylene (ET) […] More