The National Center for Soybean Biotechnology (NCSB) at the University of Missouri has begun a project to sequence the DNA of 1,008 commercially important soybean varieties. The effort is designed to provide a multifold increase in genetic data to breeders to create improved soybeans that are more productive, more disease tolerant and have improved nutritional quality.
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MU center to map genomes of 1,008 soybean varieties
Bent, Lingle named Certified Research Administrators
Two CAFNR staff members have recently earned the designation of Certified Research Administrator from the Research Administrators Certification Council.
Bryon Wiegand earns the CAFNR Golden Apple Teaching Award
Bryon Wiegand, associate professor of animal science, had his class interrupted for a surprise presentation of a CAFNR Golden Apple Award. The award recognizes faculty in the College who excel and go "above and beyond" in teaching and/or advising.
MU-trained meteorologists issued the most critical warnings of 2011
On April 27, 2011, a massive tornado outbreak, considered the worst natural disaster since Hurricane Katrina, saw more than 100 tornadoes rip destruction from Louisiana through Pennsylvania, killing 346 people. Less than a month later, on May 22, what is considered the seventh worst tornado in American history, and the 27th most violent twister in [...]
Photoacoustic device finds cancer cells before they become tumors
Commercial production of a device that measures melanoma using photoacoustics, or laser-induced ultrasound, will soon be available to scientists and academia for cancer studies.