พนัน ออนไลน์ ขั้น ต่ํา 100_เว ป แจก เครดิต ฟรี_ฟรีเครดิตทดลองเล่น สล็อต

  • Transformation techniques based on regulation of chromatin factors
  • Stress-tolerant plants through non-transgenic epigenomic approaches
  • Biofuel models
  • Improved livestock health and productivity
Plants have an amazing ability to acclimate and adapt to changing environmental conditions. A plant’s environment can cause specific changes to the way it behaves and what genes are expressed.  Led by Dr. Igor Kovalchuk, the Plant Biotechnology Laboratory at the the University of Lethbridge, investigates the epigenetic mechanisms controlling plant stress response. The laboratory is working towards the production of new varieties of plants, some that maximize the plant’s potential for its use as a biofuel source.  The aim of the Plant Biotechnology Laboratory is to alter plant genetic expression via natural (epigenomic) approaches without changing the DNA of current varieties. This will allow a new generation of plants that will carry stable epigenetic modifications in areas of the genetic code responsible for stress tolerance, crop health, and features necessary for plant-based biofuel sources. A substantial global marketing advantage is inherent to plant varieties produced in this way — the plant’s DNA sequence is not changed and the organism is therefore not “Genetically Modified” fielding consumer fears over GMOs.

Investigators at the University of Alberta, such as Michael Dyck, Leluo Guan, Walter Dixon, and Carolyn Fitzsimmons) and University of Calgary (Jacob Thundathil) are investigating how to optimize the health and productivity of livestock important to the Albertan economy. Genotyping, using DNA sequences to predict animal productivity, has been extremely successful in helping breeders and farmers maximize production. However, not all heritable and complex traits and diseases can be explained by DNA sequence alone. Epigenetics can help supplement genotyping in ensuring that cattle and pig populations are as productive and healthy as possible, and are able to respond to environmental factors such as stress, diet, drugs, and pollution effectively.

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