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Bangladesh Agriculture Minister Visits JGI

Last week, Matia Chowdhury, Honorable Minister of Agriculture of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, visited the Joint Genome Institute in Walnut Creek, to explore possible collaborations in the area of plant genomics. More>

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JGI, ORNL Team Applies Genomics to Poplar Ecology

The Joint Genome Institute and others conducted an in-depth, population-based approach to identifying mechanisms for adaptation in poplars. The method could be harnessed for developing more accurate predictive climate change models. More>

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DOE JGI/EMSL Collaborative Science Initiative Projects Announced

The DOE Joint Genome Institute and the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL) have accepted 12 projects submitted during the 2014 … More»

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Dyeing to Learn More About Marine Viruses

The sheer volume of oceanic cyanobacteria makes them major players in the global carbon cycle and responsible for up to a third of the carbon fixed. However, very little is known about the viruses in the water. To help resolve this lack of knowledge, a population-scale survey was conducted at JGI using a game-changing new technique. More>

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JGI Celebrates Safety and Wellness at 8th Annual Fair

Gathering in Walnut Creek sought to expand safety culture, promote healthy living, and raise awareness of services offered at the Joint Genome Institute, Berkeley Lab, and Contra Costa County. More>

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Eucalyptus, a Global Tree for Fuel and Fiber, Sequenced by JGI

Information will help harness tree’s potential as energy feedstock that doesn’t compete with food crops. More>

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JGI Helps Trace Citrus Cultivation History Through Genomics

Research seeks to defend the fruit against citrus greening and other threats. More>

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JGI Helps Unlock Genetic Makeup of Common Bean

Research important for improving agricultural practices and increasing crop yields for food and biofuel. More>

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Latest Issue of JGI Primer Now Available

The Spring 2014 issue of the JGI Primer is now available from the Joint Genome Institute, with highlights from the recent Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting and other stories. For hard copies or to be added to the distribution list, contact Terri Bartolome.

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Salt Needed: Tolerance Lessons from a Dead Sea Fungus

Despite its name, the Dead Sea does support life. Algae, bacteria, and fungi make up the limited number of species that can tolerate the extremely salty environment. Some organisms thrive in salty environments by lying dormant when salt concentrations are very high. Other organisms need salt to grow. To learn which survival strategy the filamentous fungus Eurotium rubrum uses, a team of researchers — including the Joint Genome Institute’s Igor Grigoriev — studied its genome. More>

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