Potato performance and quality is always a hot topic. At The Sainsbury Lab, in Norwich, scientists have been using the latest advanced breeding methods to enable some improvements for the humble spud. We asked Jonathan Jones and his colleagues Agnieeszka Witek and Sebastian Fairhead for an update…
The Royal Norfolk Show may have been cancelled this year but we are keen that the ‘show must go on’ and are recreating the Innovation Hub experience virtually. It will offer an opportunity to drop in remotely to hear a topical discussion and discuss an emerging technology or a challenge directly with a technologist or researcher.
Collaborative research to combat pathogens was the theme of the first event of Agri-Tech Week 2019, which was held at the Norwich Research Park (NRP). Disease resistance, understanding pathogen life-cycles and alternatives to antibiotics were some of the themes.
A new technology called ‘MutRenSeq’ accurately pinpoints the location of disease resistance genes in large plant genomes, it has reduced the time it takes to clone
Some plants can protect themselves from attack by disease by setting molecular traps. Once the disease has been detected it is lured by a ‘bait’ and then
Wheat has a very large and complex genome, five times larger than that of human. It is made by the hybridisation of three closely related