April 30, 2017
Agriculture

065 — Plant R Genes and their Applications

January 14, 2017 0

Plants contain a family of genes called “R genes” that play important roles in resistance to disease.  Plants and pathogens exist in an evolutionary arms race, each developing new means to attack or defend against the […]

Agriculture

031 Coffee Origins, Breeding and Challenges

April 8, 2016 2

   When we think of the plants that are important to us, we might think right past the magical shrub that gives us coffee berries.  Coffee underpins major economies in the world, has an interesting […]

Agriculture

029 Banana Disease and GE Solutions

March 26, 2016 0

  Dr. Leena Tripathi is a leader in banana biotechnology, working at IITA in Nairobi, Kenya.  She has been publishing prolifically on a number of solutions for banana disease resistance using genetic engineering.  In this […]