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Genome sequence sheds new light on how plants evolved nitrogen-fixing symbioses

Nature Journal

The genome of Medicago, a close relative of alfalfa and a long-established model for the study of legume biology, has been sequenced by an international team of scientists, capturing around 94 per cent of its genes. The research gives new insights into the evolution of the Papilionoid subfamily of legumes, which includes peas, soybean and [...]

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PBL / John Innes Centre technology instrumental in Medicago’s flu vaccine production

PBL / John Innes Centre technology instrumental in Medicago’s flu vaccine production

Quebec City, Canada and Norwich, UK, 12 August 2009 – Medicago, JIC (John Innes Centre) and PBL (Plant Bioscience Limited) announced today that Medicago’s outstanding achievement in producing the H1 VLP antigen in only 14 days, as revealed in the Canadian company’s press release on 30th June 2009, was achieved using among other technologies, a [...]

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