Welcome To Website IAS

Hot news
Achievement

Independence Award

- First Rank - Second Rank - Third Rank

Labour Award

- First Rank - Second Rank -Third Rank

National Award

 - Study on food stuff for animal(2005)

 - Study on rice breeding for export and domestic consumption(2005)

VIFOTEC Award

- Hybrid Maize by Single Cross V2002 (2003)

- Tomato Grafting to Manage Ralstonia Disease(2005)

- Cassava variety KM140(2010)

Centres
Website links
Vietnamese calendar
Library
Visitors summary
 Curently online :  4
 Total visitors :  5436783

Researchers Identify Drought Resistance Gene in Jatropha
Wednesday, 2013/07/24 | 08:34:46

Scientists from Pennsylvania State University are working on a little known gene from Jatropha called JcPIP1, because a similar gene from Arabidopsis is known to play an important role in drought response. They are also testing JcPIP2, another potential drought response gene in Jatropha identified in 2007 by researchers from Sichuan University.

 

The JcPIP genes code for aquaporins, membrane channels which are responsible for transporting and balancing water throughout the plant. Researchers found that JcPIP1 and JcPIP2 are expressed at different times during a stressful situation, which shows the roles that they play in response and recovery.

 

The research team used tobacco mosaic virus to transiently transform Jatropha, creating plants in which JcPIP2 or JcPIP1 was temporarily disabled. Analysis of plant parts during the stress and recovery stages showed that JcPIP2 was mostly active in the early stages of stress while JcPIP1 expression was greater during recovery. The timing indicates that JcPIP1 may be crucial in helping Jatropha recover from damage while JcPIP2 may play a role in prevention.

 

For more information about this research, read the news article at: http://news.psu.edu/story/281656/2013/07/15/research/drought-response-identified-potential-biofuel-plant.

Figure: Image: © Centre of Excellence for Jatropha Biodiesel Promotion

The Jatropha plant grows green fruits, which later ripen and dry out to form dark pods containing oil-rich seeds.

Back      Print      View: 848

[ Other News ]___________________________________________________
  • Relative Expression of Xa7 Controls Bacterial Leaf Blight Resistance
  • Stimulating Innovation in Plant Genetic Resources, Brussels, Belgium
  • International Team Sequences Genome of Sweet Orange
  • Scientists Sequence Vietnamese Rice Genome
  • New Promising Cowpea Varieties for Africa and Rest of the World
  • NACGRAB Director: GM Crops are Safe
  • Tanzanian Stakeholders Call for Modern Cotton Production
  • 3rd International Symposium on Genomics of Plant Genetic Resources
  • Scientists Say Without Adequate Funding, Deadly Wheat Disease Could Threaten World's Food Supply
  • Researchers Find Details of Healthy Compounds in Colorful Whole Grain Rice
  • AUSVEG National Convention
  • Global Economic Benefits of GM Crops Reach Almost $100 Billion
  • Early Maturing Maize Lines Hold Drought Tolerance that could Save African Farmers
  • B4FA Releases Book on Future of Africa and Contribution of Biosciences
  • South Dakota State University Developing Drought Tolerant Wheat
  • UK Chief Scientist says GM Crops' Case Becoming Stronger
  • Global Value of Biotech Rice
  • International Team Develops Physical Map of Wheat's Wild Ancestor
  • Cassavabase, an open access database on Cassava Research
  • BTI scientist co-leads kiwifruit genome sequencing project

 

Designed & Powered by WEBSO CO.,LTD