About 100 million years ago, the mother of all salmonid fish underwent a doubling of all its genetic material and ever since then it has had double sets of genes. How has this affected the ability of salmonids to evolve new adaptations?
Extensive use of chemical fertilizers in agriculture is resulting in emissions of nitrous oxide – a potent climate gas. Soil bacteria are essential in this context since they both produce and convert nitrous oxide!
Tilapia has become a top seafood staple on many dinner tables worldwide. New research shows the Tilapia-industry can produce more of the finest cuts by paying closer attention to maternal breeding factors.
NMBU's PhD student Hannah Harrison has been awarded the German Green Talents Award. She is one of 25 up-and-coming scientists selected from 602 applicants from all over the world. This year’s focus is on “Sustainable Production and Consumption”.
Soon plant scientists at NMBU will be able to take a tour of the fields and discover what grew there a couple of years ago, without the need for a time machine or heavy footwear. The only tools needed are a pair of glasses and a computer.