Plant Nucleic Acid Purification Kits

Plant Nucleic Acid Purification Kits (continued)

QIAGEN DNeasy Procedure

Bio-Rad's portable Helios Gene Gun System
By most accounts the world's population will increase to about 8 billion by 2025.1 Ironically, as population increases, arable land acres committed to agriculture are slowly but surely dwindling. Although major inroads, such as precision agriculture and resource conservation, are being made in farming technology, these new agricultural methods alone are not expected to produce crops at a rate to keep pace with the new and expanding global food demand.

Biotechnology has come to the rescue with genetically modified organisms. Since the advent of molecular biology, scientists in the agricultural sector have been actively engaged in basic research to understand the molecular underpinnings of agriculturally and economically ("agronomically") valuable "traits" in plants. These qualities include increased starch, oil, and sugar production; resistance to herbivores and bacterial or viral infection;...

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