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In The News

  • BBC: Boosting palm oil production by mapping plant DNA +

    In this segment of BBC disrupting Agriculture learn how Orion Biosains’ oil palm screening service can boost the livelihoods of subsistence farmers in Malaysia and beyond. Read More
  • Loss of Karma transposon methylation underlies the mantled somaclonal variant of oil palm +

    The Malaysian Palm Oil Board and Orion Genomics publish in Nature the discovery of the epigenetic cause of fruit mantling, opening the way to the successful propagation of high-yielding elite oil palm lines. "Loss of Karma transposon methylation underlies the mantled somaclonal variant of oil palm,"(Ong-Abdullah et al. Nature http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature15365)
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  • The oil palm VIRESCENS gene controls fruit colour and encodes a R2R3-MYB +

    Oil palm, a plantation crop of major economic importance in Southeast Asia, is the predominant source of edible oil worldwide. We report the identification of the VIRESCENS (VIR) gene, which controls fruit exocarp colour and is an indicator of ripeness.
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Palm oil genome map will boost yields and protect the environment

Understanding Oil Palm Inside Out

Genomic DNA was extracted from pup seedlings and amplified with the TeraSawit SHELL Gel Kit. Phenotypic fruit form was clearly indicated by band pattern. D – dura, MP – MPOB pisifera, AP – AVROS pisifera and T – tenera.