germ plasm

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the protoplasm of the germ cells that contains chromosomes and genes


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Later, in a separate meeting with the members of PARC, the board members were briefed about various technologies, crop lines and germ plasm developed by the council since its establishment.
Pakistani scientists have included the US cotton germ plasm having complete resistance against CLCuV in their large scale breeding programme to evolve new varieties having resistance against the virus and strength to survive in Pakistani weather conditions to give high yield of good quality silver fibre.
Dr Johnson said: "Within our new theory of evolution pluripotency came first and so germ plasm would have to have evolved independently several times in species within the branches of the tree, for example in frogs and many fish.
This corporation sells its own GM seeds, but also licenses its technologies to thousands of other smaller seed companies, resulting in the proliferation of their germ plasm.
about germ plasm became American scientific orthodoxy, its implications
Now the Zapatistas are freezing their seed corn to preserve pure Mayan germ plasm so that there will never be a world without it.
He said: "Before joining the EU, any germ plasm coming into our island had to go through strict quarantine.
With 15 to 16 soybean lines, the company now outlicenses its own germ plasm nationwide.
The component of hereditary material, or germ plasm, that specifies characteristics of different cells may be lost through bioengineering.
They are taking our germ plasm, mostly our corn, using the terminology of 'aid,' 'world hunger,' and that the campesinos are technically deficient.
For example, animal germ plasm has to be chilled quickly, at a rate of 20[degrees]C to 40[degrees]C per minute, or roughly 10 times as fast as the rate for plant material.
Among these are a Brazilian geneticist, a French beef marketeer, potential EU beef and germ plasm importers and up to 20 overseas journalists - all of whom are expected to take back positive information on developments within the UK beef industry back to their own countries.
They went from people in deep distress, deserving of human sympathy and aid, to diseased carriers of inferior germ plasm who needed to be strictly and forcibly segregated from normal folk, prevented from reproducing, and perhaps even wiped out for everybody's good.
The IU was premised on the notion that germ plasm is a common heritage of humankind that, to be safeguarded and developed, had to be shared for everyone's benefit.
Germans beat Anglo-Americans to the discovery that second-hand smoke was a threat to health and, in their worries over harm to the nation's germ plasm, highlighted what today is called "fetal alcohol syndrome.