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Improving resistance of Kenya's cabbage and kale crops to TuMV disease

A team of international scientists from CABI, the Kenyan Agricultural and Livestock Research Organisation (KALRO), NIAB EMR (UK), University of Warwick (UK) and Syngenta (Netherlands) are seeking to improve the resistance of Kenya’s cabbage and kale crops to… 676 more words

Agriculture

Gene from Bitter Melon Protects Rice from Sheath Blight Disease- Crop Biotech Update ( 7/3/2019 ) | ISAAA.org/KC

Gene from Bitter Melon Protects Rice from Sheath Blight Disease: Sheath blight (SB) caused by Rhizoctonia solani fungus is one of the problems in rice production, but scientists have not found a source of resistance… 7 more words

Agriculture

Prior exposure to Ostreid herpesvirus 1 (OsHV-1) at 18 °C is associated with improved survival of juvenile Pacific oysters (Crassostrea gigas) following challenge at 22 °C

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• Protective effect of prior exposure to OsHV-1

• Threshold water temperature between 18 and 22 °C above which OsHV-1 infection is pathogenic in a laboratory model. 31 more words

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Does Ralstonia eutropha, rich in poly‐β hydroxybutyrate (PHB), protect blue mussel larvae against pathogenic vibrios?

The natural amorphous polymer poly‐β‐hydroxybutyrate (PHB‐A: lyophilized Ralstonia eutropha containing 75% PHB) was used as a biological agent to control bacterial pathogens of blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) larvae. 190 more words

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Immune response of pearl oysters to stress and diseases

Pearl oysters are found in the marine ecosystem. Due to their frequent exposure to microbial pathogens and environmental perturbations, they have developed a multifaceted innate immune system with differentially expressed immune‐related genes in response to a range of stress via vast coordinated immune reactions, such as immune recognition, signal transduction, synthesis of antimicrobial peptides, encapsulation and phagocytosis of the circulating haemocytes. 128 more words

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A vital ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme CgUbe2g1 participated in regulation of immune response of Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas

As an important post-translational protein modification, ubiquitination has been demonstrated to play a vital role in immune response of vertebrates. Ubiquitin (Ub)-conjugating enzyme E2 is the “heart” of ubiquitination, which is responsible for Ub cellular signaling and substrate modification. 261 more words

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Shellfish seed supply for aquaculture in the UK : report on views collected from the industry in 2017

Results of the survey reveal that Pacific oyster growers are by far the largest market for hatchery produced shellfish seed for on-growing in UK waters. Among growers, there are generally no concerns about the availability of Pacific oyster seed at levels necessary to maintain current production volumes. 110 more words

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