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IBH scientists are working towards better barley (c) James Hutton Institute
Friday, January 25, 2019

Innovative genetic technique to help achieve better barley

Scientists from Dundee’s International Barley Hub have developed an innovative genotyping array that allows the detailed genetic characterisation of any individual barley variety.

Environmental chemical analysis at the James Hutton Institute
Friday, January 18, 2019

Hutton chemical analysis contributes to study of pollutants in sheep livers

Researchers based at the James Hutton Institute in Aberdeen have contributed to a study which has found that pollutants cause ‘worrying’ changes in sheep livers, raising important questions about the potential effect of these compounds on human health and the environment.

Barley, a fibre-rich crop (c) James Hutton Institute
Friday, January 11, 2019

More fibre in your diet? Hutton science can help

Scientists at the James Hutton Institute have welcomed renewed calls to increase the consumption of dietary fibre due to its beneficial health effects, and have highlighted ongoing research on alternative sources of fibre.

Potato varieties showing diverse anthocyanin levels (c) James Hutton Institute
Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Potato scientists unravel genetics of tuber skin and flesh colour

Scientists of the James Hutton Institute have identified a previously unknown micro RNA molecule responsible for the regulation of traits that influence potato consumer choices.

Reindeer able to maintain circadian rhythm in total light or darkness
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Reindeer able to maintain circadian rhythm in total light or darkness

An international collaboration of scientists from the James Hutton Institute, the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, the Norwegian University of Life Sciences and the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research have shown that even in 24 hours of light or darkness, Svalbard reindeer maintain a 24-hour clock.

Blackcurrant
Monday, December 17, 2018

Warmer winters threaten UK blackcurrant farming

Warmer winters may not provide sufficient chilling for blackcurrants in the UK, delaying the start of the growing season and resulting in reduced yields and lower fruit quality, researchers have found.

Signing of agreement between Technico and JHL (courtesy Technico)
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

New partnership to introduce Scottish potato varieties to India

James Hutton Limited and Technico Agri Sciences, a subsidiary of Indian company ITC Limited, have entered into an agreement for the sourcing of 16 varieties and 600 clones of potato for trialling and testing in India.

Curiosity rover (Image: NASA)
Monday, December 10, 2018

Mars and Mull share similar soil, Hutton analysis finds

Data beamed back by NASA’s exploration robot the Curiosity rover, sent to explore Mars, has given scientists an invaluable glimpse into the Martian landscape. Unlikely as it may seem, analysis by scientists at the James Hutton Institute has found that some soils on Mars are very similar to those found in Scotland.

Soil is also affected by climate change
Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Tackling climate change through Scotland's soils

Dr Helaina Black, leader of our Ecological Sciences group, explains how Scotland has a clear opportunity with cultivated soils to contribute to help slow down climate change.

Dr Sarah McKim (c) University of Dundee
Wednesday, December 05, 2018

New elite barley could be a budding success

New gene combinations in barley could prove a budding success for breeders and brewers across the world, according to a new study by plant scientists of the University of Dundee and the James Hutton Institute.

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