Crops and Germplasms

Latest Innovations

Biocontrol of Fire Blight

Biocontrol of fire blight is regarded as a promising alternative to antibiotics. Dr. Kyekyoon Kim and Dr. Hyungsoo Choi from the University of Illinois have developed a...

Combined Overexpression of Arabidopsis ZEP/VDE/Psbs

 

 

Professor Long's invention is a construct “VPZ”, expressed in a tobacco line (T1) which has a phenotype characterized by an optimized NPQ mechanism. The...

Spinach X-Chromosome Marker 

Dr. Wadlington from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has developed a novel marker for the X-chromosome of spinach. This marker allows identification of YY...

Increasing Per Hectare Yields in Soybean, Glycine Max

Dr. Paige from the University of IL has developed a method to increase seed yield in soybeans by removing the apical meristem at a specific stage in plant...

Processing of Lipid-producing Biomass for High Yields of Oils and Cellulosic Sugars for Biofuel Production

  Dr. Singh from the University of Illinois has developed a hydrothermal pretreatment method which increases the efficiency of oil extraction from high oil feedstocks. ...

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