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Cutting towards the future with molecular scissors

Cutting towards the future with molecular scissors
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Breeding techniques The process of classical breeding is very lengthy and with the beneficial traits, some defects are also inherited. A simple example of how classical breeding is done is when two parents with beneficial traits, for example high yield and cold resistance are crossed together and their offspring is then observed and tested in […]

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Let the next round for the lives of the bees begin

Let the next round for the lives of the bees begin
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Neonicotinoids are pesticides used among others for protection of crops against herbivorous insects. Their application can be performed in many different ways (e.g. spraying on leafs or trunk injections). However by far the most popular is the prophylactic seed coating. The idea is to have higher crop yields, although it is not always the case. […]

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After 10000 years, it’s time for the ocean-agricultural revolution!

After 10000 years, it's time for the ocean-agricultural revolution!
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Marine ecosystem services provide different functions that directly (through human use) or indirectly (impacts on supporting and regulating services in other environments) offer a variety of economic services of value to human society. Among those are, for example, food production, water quality, coastal protection from storm, suitable habitats for commercial species, recreational opportunities, climate change […]

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The New Olympic Golf Course: Risks vs. Benefits?

The New Olympic Golf Course: Risks vs. Benefits?
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Barra de Tijuca is the new golf course is inside the Marapendi reserve covered by protected Atlantic Forest (Mata Atlântica). Just like any Olympic sport, golf also needed a decent venue. Rio 2016 will re-introduce golf into the Olympics after more than 100 years. The choice was not one of the two already existing golf […]

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