Friday, November 30, 2012

ARS Newslink

ARS News Service
USDA Agricultural Research Service
November 30, 2012

Stopping flies before they mature:
An insect growth regulator is one of the latest technologies USDA scientists are adding to their arsenal to help fight house flies that spread bacteria to food. (11/26)

"Shotgun sequencing" of wheat genome:
USDA scientists and cooperators have completed a "shotgun sequencing" of the wheat genome. The achievement is expected to increase wheat yields, help feed the world and speed up development of wheat varieties with enhanced nutritional value. (11/28)

Tracking E. coli bacteria:
USDA scientists have identified sources of Escherichia coli bacteria that could help restore the reputation of local livestock. Studies suggest that in some parts of California, pathogens in local waterways are more often carried there via runoff from urban areas, not from animal production facilities. (11/29)


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