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Clemson researcher seeks to make peanuts, wheat easier to digest

sachin rustgi

Peanuts and wheat are nutritional powerhouses but contain protein allergens that can be detrimental for some people. However, a Clemson University researcher believes that if he can target these proteins, he can breed for safer, low-allergenic varieties. “Wheat and peanut are primary sources of energy and proteins, specifically to populations in the most populated areas of the world,” Sachin Rustgi ... Read More »

A fast, accurate way to check peanut plants for healthy traits

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The lengthy process of breeding better peanut plants can be sped up by using a biophysics technique, Raman spectroscopy. Texas A&M AgriLife biophysicists and plant breeders have demonstrated the use of Raman spectroscopy to quickly scan the levels of oleic acid in peanuts. Oleic acid, a monounsaturated oil, lends peanuts a longer shelf life. The oil is also healthy for ... Read More »

Texas Foundation Seed Service is now Texas A&M AgriLife Foundation Seed

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Texas A&M AgriLife Research has changed the name of the for Texas Foundation Seed Service to Texas A&M AgriLife Foundation Seed, effective immediately. “The new name – Texas A&M AgriLife Foundation Seed – strongly emphasizes our relationship with Texas A&M AgriLife Research and is consistent with Texas A&M AgriLife’s branding strategy,” said Patrick J. Stover, vice chancellor of Texas A&M ... Read More »

Texas A&M Names New Peanut Breeder At Stephenville

john case

Dr. John Cason has been named Texas A&M AgriLife Research assistant professor for peanut breeding and genetics in Stephenville, where he will supervise the AgriLife Research and Extension Center’s peanut program. Cason holds a doctorate from Texas A&M University in plant breeding, and he brings more than 20 years’ experience in breeding and developing new peanut cultivars. He supervised all ... Read More »

Peanut Breeder Honored

Dr. Tom Stalker, NCSU

NCSU’s Tom Stalker recognized for service to humanity through collecting, evaluating or conserving the Earth’s genetic resources. Peanuts are not only among North Carolina’s top agricultural commodities, they also represent a key source of protein for people around the world. Making them even better has been Tom Stalker’s life work. A professor and former head of North Carolina State University’s ... Read More »