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10
May

BBC: Boosting palm oil production by mapping plant DNA

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"Subsistence farmers in Malaysia and beyond could see a boost to their livelihoods if Orion Biosains' project succeeds."

09
Sep

Nature Paper Reveals Epigenetic Cause for Mantling - a Devastating Epi-mutation Occurring in Cloned Elite Oil Palms

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A multinational team from the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB), Orion Genomics, and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory today announced the publication of a paper in Nature detailing the epigenetic cause of mantling.

09
Sep

Nature Paper Reveals Epigenetic Cause for Mantling – a Devastating Epi-mutation Occurring in Cloned Elite Oil Palms

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The Malaysian Palm Oil Board and Orion Genomics publish in Nature the discovery of the epigenetic cause of oil palm fruit mantling, leading the way for increased palm oil yield. (Ong-Abdullah et al. Nature http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature15365)

01
Jul

Scientific American “Can Indiana Jones Help Sort Out the Palm Oil Problem?”

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Harrison Ford, known for iconic roles such as Han Solo and the intrepid archaeologist, confronts the Indonesian forestry minister on television.

30
Jun

Research Published in Nature Communications Identifies Gene Triggering Color Change in Oil Palm Fruit, a Better Signal of Ripeness and Means to Improve Yields of Vital Food Crop

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The Malaysian Palm Oil Board and Orion Genomics discover key fruit-color gene in oil palm, indicates fruit ripening (Singh, et al. Nature http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ncomms5106)

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