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  • Peanut Variety Research

    first_imgPeanut’s oldest known relatives held some secret defenses in their genes when South American farmers first crossed the two wild species around 8,000 years ago to create the modern peanut.Over the years, the breeding for taste, size and other traits has reduced diversity in modern varieties. The Peanut Innovation Lab is working not only to find the diversity in modern peanut, but also to introduce new diversity from the wild species. These efforts are aimed at helping to improve future peanut varieties – which already adapts well to different climates – become even more resilient to disease, pests and extreme weather.“We are excited about the opportunities that modern science provides to both identify the diversity in existing peanut varieties, but also to recreate the original crosses between wild progenitors to create new peanut varieties,” Dave Hoisington, Director of the Peanut Innovation Lab at the University of Georgia said. “By linking US scientists with scientists in Africa, I’m positive we’ll achieve great success in developing much better varieties for U.S. and African farmers.”Finding ancient strengthWorking with Senegalese geneticist Daniel Fonceka, David Bertioli is introducing the traits of wild alleles into cultivated peanut in west Africa, a strategy that previously produced six new varieties in Senegal – with higher yield, more haulm mass and larger seeds.At the same time, Soraya Leal-Bertioli is focused on incorporating genetic strengths of ancestor plants to fight groundnut rosette disease or GRD, a peanut nemesis across Africa. The lines developed in the US and Senegal will be tested in Uganda – a hot spot for GRD – and crossed with local lines to produce cultivars with higher resistance to GRD and late leaf spot.Scientists have tapped into wild species to find disease resistance before, but we have more tools to pinpoint the genes today.The earliest cultivated peanut was grown in Peru, a place that doesn’t have wild peanut ancestors. That means people already were breeding peanut thousands of years ago and carried the seed to modern-day Peru to plant, Bertioli said.Modern polyploid peanut comes from two distinct genomes to create Arachis hypogaea. “Peanut came about through the intervention of man,” Bertioloi said. “Disease resistance through indigenous species was done in the 20th Century, but that origin was lost in the pedigree.”Plant breeders continued to select for certain traits so that no one is sure how similar varieties are and which ones might hold some of those powerful traits of the ancestors.Mapping today’s diversityTo understand the genes different peanut varieties around the world hold, a project spearheaded by University of Georgia scientist Peggy Ozias-Akins is mapping the genetic diversity of peanut varieties grown across Africa. By understanding the genetic differences in varieties, scientists in the lab can pinpoint the genes attached to different resiliency traits and empower plant breeders to incorporate those traits into new varieties.First, plant breeders from several African countries – Ghana, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Togo in west Africa and Malawi, Mozambique, Uganda and Zambia in southern and eastern Africa – submitted seed of a total of 1300 peanut varieties grown in their regions.Plants were grown out in Senegal, DNA extracted and genotyping done in the USA. Scientists are evaluating the data to determine the overall diversity of the submitted lines, and to define a subset of lines to evaluate in the field across Africa.Now, Ozias-Akins is genotyping another 2500 lines of African origin that are stored in the USDA germplasm collection in order to determine whether those lines have more or less diversity than those now used in breeding programs. Thirty-six African countries of origin are represented among the selections.Breeding for new traitsWith the new Breeding Management Software (or BMS) developed by the Integrated Breeding Platform, the peanut breeders in national programs in Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Uganda are better equipped to design trials, use barcodes for tracking seed and plots, acquiring field data using digital handheld devices, and efficiently analyzing the results from trials. The data is stored in the cloud where the team can collaborate, the records are safe from natural disaster and data grows season after season.“The crossing design, pedigree of developed lines, salient attributes of the developed lines needs – all these steps used to be captured manually as a standalone process and stored on shelves. Retrieving and using that information was very challenging, if not impossible, particularly when the person who wrote down the data wasn’t there. The BMS allows all that information to be housed in one unit,” Okello said.“As our breeding program is moving towards marker-assisted breeding, BMS will be even more handy. From planning to genotype data management, and introgression of useful QTLs” – all benefit from BMS.”last_img read more

  • Chelsea up to second as Morata brace helps Blues sink spirited Crystal Palace

    first_imgAlvaro Morata bagged his fourth goal in his last four Premier League appearance as his brace helped Chelsea beat Crystal Palace 3-1 and give Maurizio Sarri a record-equalling start to Premier League management.The Spaniard’s first-half effort was cancelled out by Andros Townsend as the Blues initially struggled to deal with their vibrant visitors. Hazard provided the assist for Chelsea and Morata’s second goal Morata is in very good form Pedro put the result beyond any doubt REVEALED But Eden Hazard, back from a three-game absence with a back problem, provided the striker’s second with his first touch, sending over a free-kick which Morata expertly diverted into the net.The often derided Spain frontman also has five goals in his past six Chelsea games and Pedro added a third soon afterwards as the Blues moved second in the table, above Liverpool on goal difference.Palace are now without a win in six league matches.An eighth victory from an 11-game unbeaten start saw Sarri, a 59-year-old former banker, equal Frank Clark’s Premier League record. Clark was undefeated in his first 11 Premier League matches with Nottingham Forest in 1994. Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 5 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Sarri needed to call on Hazard to achieve his record-equalling start 5 The Palace goalkeeper saved a Luiz header from Willian’s free-kick as the visitors’ set-piece vulnerability was exposed again.Hazard and Mateo Kovacic were sent on for Willian and Ross Barkley and Hazard had an immediate impact.The Belgium playmaker’s free-kick bounced through to Morata at the far post. The striker controlled the ball and drilled a shot into the far corner.Chelsea had a third soon afterwards when Marcos Alonso’s low cross from the left evaded four Palace defenders and Pedro finished with aplomb. Morata missed a hat-trick opportunity when played through by Hazard on the counter-attack in stoppage time. His attempted lob of Hennessey was poorly executed and held by the goalkeeper. Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Andros Townsend’s 53rd-minute strike gave the Blues something to worry about Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? BEST OF center_img no dice ADVICE 5 Palace’s star man Wilfried Zaha, meanwhile, operated at another level to his team-mates and was often isolated.He constantly caused trouble for the Blues and created a shooting chance for Max Meyer, who fired over from the edge of the box.The German winger then had a shot blocked by David Luiz, who next delayed Zaha long enough for the forward to pass into space, his team-mates failing to keep up.Chelsea scored with their first shot on target. Pedro’s cross towards Morata was returned to him by James Tomkins. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Sarri, who replaced Antonio Conte as head coach in July, will be seeking to extend his own streak next Sunday against Everton, following Thursday’s Europa League clash at BATE Borisov in Belarus.The Italian resisted the temptation to tinker with the line-up which secured a 4-0 win at Burnley, leaving Hazard on the substitutes’ bench.Both teams were trying to show they were not over-reliant on one player, but neither managed it in the first half.Without Hazard on the pitch, Chelsea appeared to lack a cutting edge. 5 Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Latest Football News REVEALED huge blow Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Pedro centred again, Morata controlled, turned and fired in with his second touch.Willian had an effort correctly ruled out for offside three minutes later and Hazard was sent out to warm up early in the second half.His introduction for the first time since the draw with Manchester United appeared more likely when Palace levelled after Luiz had been caught cold.James McArthur fed Townsend, who surged by the Brazil defender and held him off before finishing superbly for his first goal in 20 league games.Morata had a header saved by Wayne Hennessey, but was offside anyway. 5 MONEY RANKED last_img read more


    first_imgDrumkeen Youth ClubYouth Club this Fri 28th Feb 7.30-9.30 pm. Leaders on duty this week Claire Gallen, Julie Gavigan, Aidan Guthrie. Hoodies now available to those who have paid their €20. This Fri is Fitness night so please remember to wear suitable clothing and bring a sweat towel and water bottle. AB Fitness will be there to give us a fun workout.“Date for your Diary” our Easter quiz is on Fri 07th April, more details later. Drumkeen Community ChildcareEnrolment Evening (ECCE / Playschool places only)Date: Monday 10th March 2014 Time: 7.30pm Venue: Drumkeen Community Childcare Parents are asked to bring the following information;Both child & parent’s PPS number, Copy of Child’s Birth Certificate, Copy of Child’s Immunisation,Authorisation of collection photos (person collecting your child on your behalf)To qualify your child must be no less than 3 years 2 months and no more than 4 years 7 months on September 2014 (children must be born between 2 February 2010 and 30 June 2011). Phone 074 91 49919 for enquiriesSpinning/Circuits/BoxerciseWould you like to get fit or maybe just lose a few pounds? Spinning classes are available mornings and evenings, also circuit training and Boxercise? There is something to suit everyone just give Benny a call on 086 4562271 for details or check out our Facebook page AB Fitness. Jiving ClassesJiving classes continue in the parish hall every Monday from 9pm-10pm. For more information contact Aaron on 086 2431359.St. Mary’s GAABingo continues in Hall at 8.30 The National GAA Draw tickets are now on Sale priced at €10 ALL money goes directly to your Local GAA Club there are great prizes to be won from All-Ireland Football and Hurling packages AND trips to Australia and New York . Ticket sellers from St Marys Club will be calling around the Parish soon. Underage training from 6-7 on Fri Bring €2 and Drink Can all parents please ensure that their child keeps on the Footpath and that they are collected from the Playing Field after each session. Senior men Training as NormLadies training 7-8 Tues evening and sun morning 10.30 till 11-30 in clubhouse check page for detail new players welcomeBest wishes our Ladies Niamh Mailey, Cathy De Ward and Kelly Wilson in their matches for the Donegal Senior ladiesDrumkeen Utd FCThe lotto jackpot was not won. James Mc Bride matched 3 numbers and won €100. Next Sunday the jackpot will be € 3,260.00 draw will take place as usual in Jameson’s bar at 11 pm. thank you for your continued support and good luck to all taking part Lotto’s only €2 on sale in Jameson’s Bar Drumkeen Patton’s shop or the clubhouse.Charlie Daly & H-Block Martyrs Sinn Féin Cumann DrumkeenLotto Results 19th Feb 06, 08, 11, 19. No jackpot winner. 5 winners €20 each Nellie Cannon, Drumkeen. Mark Mc Cafferty, Drumkeen. Sean Toner, Newton. 2 winners c/o Fred, Buncrana. Next weeks jackpot €2,075. Go raibh maith agat.Parish HallAnyone wishing to book the hall should contact Charlie Quinn on 91/34010 or 087 7728608Drumkeen NotesAnyone wishing to have material included for next weekPlease Email: [email protected] or text 086 4083625 (Deadline Fri @ 8pm)DD LOCAL: DRUMKEEN COMMUNITY NEWS was last modified: February 22nd, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Drumkeen noteslast_img read more

  • Warriors will ask NBA to rescind Draymond Green’s latest technical

    first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceOAKLAND – This time, the Warriors had an issue with the officiating.It did not match the extent the Rockets had at the beginning of this playoff series. Nonetheless, Warriors coach Steve Kerr said the team plans to ask the NBA league office to rescind a double technical issued to Draymond Green and Nene late in the third quarter of the Warriors’ 115-119 Game 2 win over Houston on Tuesday at Oracle Arena.[vemba-video …last_img read more

  • MLB draft: Where the locals were taken

    first_imgFourth roundNo. 120 Erik Miller, LHP, Stanford: Philadelphia PhilliesFifth roundNo. … No. 32 Korey Lee, C, Cal: Houston AstrosSecond roundNo. 55 Kyren Paris, SS, Freedom: Los Angeles AngelsCompetitive balance Round 2No. 72 Kyle Stowers, CF, Stanford: Baltimore Orioles First roundNo. 3 Andrew Vaughn, 1B, Maria Carrillo-Santa Rosa/Cal: Chicago White SoxNo. 10 Hunter Bishop, OF, Serra/Arizona State: GiantsNo. 27 Ryan Jensen, RHP, Salinas High/Fresno State: Chicago Cubslast_img

  • Soup opera: Cavs’ Smith mum on kind of soup thrown at coach

    first_imgJR Smith #5 of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFPINDEPENDENCE, Ohio — J.R. Smith’s soup choice remains unknown, and so do the ingredients that steamed him so much he threw a bowl of soup at assistant coach Damon Jones.Smith was suspended one game by the Cavaliers, and Saturday the temperamental guard addressed the latest drama in what has been a tumultuous season for the three-time defending Eastern Conference champions.ADVERTISEMENT Smith, who is expected to start on Saturday after serving his one-game ban Thursday against Philadelphia, refused to say if he agreed with the discipline. He said he spoke with his teammates about what happened but not with Jones, a former NBA player who has been on Tyronn Lue’s staff for two seasons.“It’s not really my call,” the 31-year-old said on the merits of his punishment. “More than anything, I talked to my teammates about it, everybody seemed cool. We moved on from it as a team, so whether it warranted a suspension or not, that’s not my job. I’m just here to play basketball.”Because of Smith’s volatile reputation and shoot-first-ask-questions later playing style, his soup-throwing tantrum led to a social-media storm Friday as Twitter filled with posts about him and his possible soup choice.Smith was amused — to a point.“Some of them were actually pretty funny,” he said. “I understand that everything I do is going to have a meme or whatever behind it. That’s just part of the day and age we live in. If this was 15 years ago, nobody would have even knew. It’s just part of the game.”ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Smith’s had a challenging season on the floor — his 8.3 point average is his lowest since 2005 and he’s making only 39 percent his shots — and his blowup at Jones could be the result of pent-up frustration.Smith, though, dodged a question about whether it was spur of the moment or something that had been building.“I have an idea of what I want to say, but I’m not going to say it,” he said.” So I’m going to leave that as it is.”Smith has been a key contributor to Cleveland reaching the NBA Finals the past three seasons. With All-Star Kevin Love sidelined with a broken hand, the Cavs need a dependable second scoring option behind LeBron James. Smith can fill that role — when his shot is falling and when he’s behaving.James believes Smith will come around.“’He knows how important he is to our ball club, both offensively and defensively since he got here,” James said. “We know it’s been a challenging year for him, but we expect for him to be there when we need him.”James is close with both Smith and Jones, but he refused to get dragged into their food feud.“Ain’t got nothing to do with me,” he said. “Momma told me a long time ago to mind your business. Stay out of grown folks business. That ain’t got nothing to do with me. That’s what I did.” Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next LATEST STORIES Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Asked what he could share about the soup spat, Smith was as cold as gazpacho.“Nothing,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAnd as for the kind of soup he flung?“Honestly,” he said Saturday following the team’s shootaround. “I don’t even remember.” Raising their level Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

  • Jwala, Ashwini win women’s doubles badminton gold

    first_imgStarting the hunt for possible three gold medals at stake for the Indians on the final day of the Commonwealth Games, the showgirls of Indian badminton – Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponappa – made a golden start in the women’s doubles finals on Thursday, October 14, 2010.Playing at a comparatively packed Siri Fort Stadium, the Jwala-Ashwini combine beat a comparatively stronger Singaporean pair of Shinta Mulia and Yao Lei in straight games. The Indians won the match 21-16, 21-19.The Indians had a disappointing start as they conceded three successive points to the favourites Shinta-Yao. However, a confident Jwala continued with her attacks finally giving India a lead that continued till the end of the game.The Singaporeans tried to make a comeback in the match winning the in second game. But the Indians, cheered by home crowd, won the set.Poulomi Ghatak and Mouma Das bag bronze medal for India in women’s double table tennis.Saina takes on Malaysian Mew in singles finalIndia’s biggest hope in the badminton, world number three Saina Nehwal, will meet Malaysian Mew Choo Wong in the women’s singles final early in the afternoon.The 20-year-old Hyderabadi girl is just a step away from realising her dream of becoming the country’s first woman shuttler to win a Commonwealth Games gold. The Indian top seed has been in red-hot form this year and has not lost any singles match in the event so far, including in the individual and team events.last_img read more

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