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Fight Between Genetically Modified Organisms And The Bugs They Repel May Not Be Over

For all the promise of crops genetically modified to resist pests, the miracles of the laboratory are only good until the... Read More

Genetically modified organism

Definition noun An organism whose genetic material has been modified or altered, especially through genetic engineering... Read More


Fragmentation Definition What is fragmentation? In general, fragmentation refers to the state or the process of breaking... Read More

Purdue scientists: Genetically modified fish could damage ecology

By Chad Boutin WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The genetic modifications that improve animals for human consumption also could... Read More

Pitt professor contends biological underpinnings

PITTSBURGH — Jeffrey H. Schwartz, University of Pittsburgh professor of anthropology in the School of Arts and Sciences,... Read More


Fecundity Definition The meaning of fecundity is the reproductive rate (fecundity rate) or the performance of an individual... Read More


In ecology, predation is a mechanism of population control. Thus, when the number of predators is scarce the number of... Read More

Harvesting "green" pharmaceuticals

Blood substitutes and antibodies to combat caries, harvested from plants - molecular farming provides a solution.... Read More

The Application of Biotechnology to Nutrition: An Overview

Maureen Mackey, PhD, FACN Monsanto Company, St Louis, Missouri Address reprint requests to: Maureen Mackey, PhD,... Read More


Definition noun An abbreviation for genetically modified organism, an organism whose genetic material has been modified,... Read More


Diploid Definition Let's first understand the meaning of the word - diploid. From the words ‘di’, meaning "two", and... Read More

Bacteria Are Key To ‘Green’ Plastics, Drugs

HOUSTON, Aug. 23, 2005 -- Trials have begun in Kansas on a "green"production method for succinate, a key... Read More

The 21st century tomato

June 2008 -- When tomatoes ripen in our gardens, we watch them turn gradually from hard, green globules to brightly... Read More

Reductionism and complexity in molecular biology

  Marc H.V. Van Regenmortel1   1Marc H. V. Van Regenmortel is at the Ecole Supérieure de Biotechnologie de... Read More

CSHL scientists discover a new way in which epigenetic information is inherited

December 01, 2008 -- A class of small RNAs inherited from the mother determines offspring's fertility... Read More

No Justification for ban on GM plantings

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), the major funder of basic plant science research in... Read More