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Höhere Erträge bei Trockenheit / Improving crop yields under dry conditions by BASF - The Chemical Company on Flickr.

The world’s population is growing constantly. According to the UN, by 2050 the world will have to meet the nutritional needs of 9 billion people. Corn, soybeans, wheat and rice are important staples of their diet. Meeting this growing need will require increasing agricultural productivity from crop land already in production. One way to do this is to minimize the impact of environmental factors such as drought that can lead to poor crop growth or even failed harvests.
While plants can be selected to tolerate adverse environmental conditions through breeding, it could take decades to achieve this goal. Plant biotechnology offers better opportunities for speeding up this process and more importantly, making it more target focused. By introducing selected gene sequences, scientists are trying to improve crop traits. Researchers have successfully inserted such a gene, called cspB, originally from the Bacillus subtilis bacterium, into the genome of corn plants. This gene reduces the impact of drought stress on yields. In collaboration with Monsanto, BASF scientists are using proprietary technology to study the cspB-containing corn plants. When crops grow healthier with less water, it’s because at BASF, we create chemistry.
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Gram stain of the Bacillus subtilis bacteria. It is a gram positive rod, if you look closely you can see what appear to be bubbles in the cell. That is the endospore. The endospore is nearly impossible to kill and allows the bacteria to survive in harsh conditions. #bacillus #subtilis #bacteria #grampositive #gramstain #endospore #science #micro #microlab #microbiology #pathogenicmicro #microscope #microscopy #survival #instagood #latergram #rods (at Quinnipiac University)

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Used short chain fatty acids (butanoic) to kill an entire bacterial load within 24 hours. Fatty acids are organic chemicals that can completely break down and be reutilized by their environment; what we’re hoping will be a safer, smarter, alternative to harsh chemicals that cause harm to our environment. @microlaboratory @microbiology_microbiology @biology_is_life @bioknow #microbiology #micro #fattyacids #lab #bacteria #bacillus #subtilis (at United States Military Academy)

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Testing the #hemolytic ability of Bacillus subtilis. For some reason, our lab strain was producing a weak beta, which is silly because Bacillus subtilis is an environmental bacteria with no reason to lyse red blood cells. #micro #microlab #microbiology #science #life #instagood #latergram #laboratory #strain #bacillus #subtilis #bacteria #bacterialcolony #bloodagarplate #BAP (at Quinnipiac University)

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Mannitol Salt Agar test for Bacillus subtilis. Should have been #positive for #mannitol #fermentation #MSA #micro #microlab #microbiology #bacteria #bacterialcolony #instagood #pink #plates #science #streak #bacillus #subtilis #bacillussubtilius #grampositive #rods (at Quinnipiac University)

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