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UGA CAES News & Events – Peanut innovation projects under way in Uganda
July 3, 2019

Scientists, students and advisors working on Peanut Innovation Lab projects in Uganda met in late May for a launch meeting in Kampala to celebrate the start of work and share questions and insight about the direction of projects.  Read full article here

UGA CAES News & Events – UGA peanut researchers win accolades for international impact
July 18, 2019

Peanut researchers from the University of Georgia met with hundreds of peanut scientist from around the world to discuss the international impact of peanut research and to recognize top researchers. Read full article here

UGA CAES Media NewswireBreeding – Powerful Traits into Peanut Varieties
July 3, 2019

Peanut’s oldest known relatives held some secret defenses in their genes when South American farmers first crossed the two wild species around 8,000 years ago to create the modern peanut. Read full article here

The NY Times – Grow Faster, Grow Stronger: Speed-Breeding Crops to Feed the
Future
June 17, 2019

Plant breeders are fast-tracking genetic improvements in food crops to keep pace with global warming and a growing human population. Read full article here

USDA (ARS) – Peanut Genome Sequenced with Unprecedented Accuracy
May 1, 2019

Led by University of Georgia researcher David Bertioli, the effort is a continuation of the “International Peanut Genome Initiative” and involve scientists from four ARS laboratories and other partner organizations in the United States, Argentina, Brazil, China and India. Read full article here

Science Daily – Peanut Genome Sequenced with Unprecedented Accuracy
May 1, 2019

Scientists undertook this large project to better understand the molecular and cellular mechanisms that underpin the peanut plant’s growth and development, as well as the expression of desirable traits. Read full article here

Growing Georgia – UGA Researchers help to identify “the Mother of Peanut”
May 1, 2019

Researchers working as part of the International Peanut Genome Initiative have previously pinpointed one of the peanut’s two wild ancestors and shown that the peanut is a living legacy of some of the earliest human agricultural societies in South America. Read full article here

PHYS ORG – Peanut Genome Sequenced with Unprecedented Accuracy
May 1, 2019

Led by University of Georgia researcher David Bertioli, the effort is a continuation of the “International Peanut Genome Initiative” and involve scientists from four ARS laboratories and other partner organizations in the United States, Argentina, Brazil, China and India. Read full article here

UGA Today – UGA Researchers help identify “the Mother of Peanut”
May 1, 2019

Working to understand the genetics of peanut disease resistance and yield, researchers led by scientists at the University of Georgia have uncovered the peanut’s unlikely and complicated evolution. Read full article here

Seed Today – University of Georgia crop geneticists receive grants to aid in production
Aug 16, 2018

The USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) awarded University of Georgia (UGA), Athens, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) plant breeders almost $1 million in grants this fiscal year to produce improved cotton and peanut varieties. These plant breeders have been tapped to make Georgia’s most profitable row crops more sustainable and productive. Read full article here

UGA Awarded $935K to Breed Softer Cotton, More Resilient Peanuts
Jul 24, 2018

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) awarded University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) plant breeders almost $1 million in grants this fiscal year to produce improved cotton and peanut varieties. Read full article here

The Red & Black
Feb 18, 2018

Scientist of the week: Soraya Bertioli’s peanut research leads to lower production cost, less insecticides. Read full article here

UGA Today – Peanut genetic expert joins CAES as first Distinguished Investigator
Jul 17, 2017

David Bertioli, a world-class expert in the genetics and genomics of peanut species, will join the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences as a professor and the university’s first Georgia Research Alliance Distinguished Investigator. Read full article here

Georgia Research Alliance
Jun 1, 2017

MEDIA NEWSWIRE – Partnership between UGA and Georgia Research Alliance brings new peanut genetics expert to Georgia. Read full article here

Nature – Decoding the ancestors of peanut
Abr 5, 2016

Cultivated peanut has a large, complex genome, so obtaining its entire sequence is challenging. Denovo assemblies of two diploid ancestor genomes provide high-quality reference sequences for decoding allotetraploid peanut genomes, and will become valuable resources for breeding and evolutionary studies. Read full article here

Genes of Ancestral Peanuts May Help Feed the World
Mar 28, 2016

Researchers have sequenced the genome of peanuts and its ancient cousins, which could lead to disease and drought-resistant varieties. Read full article here

Scientists use peanut ancestors to sequence the legume’s genome
Mar 23, 2016

By analyzing the DNA of two wild ancestor species of the modern peanut, scientists have been able to chart the popular legume’s genetic history and to help improve its yield and nutrition in the future. Read full article here

Researchers trace peanut crop back to its Bolivian roots
Feb 22, 2016

Athens, Ga. – Researchers at the University of Georgia, working with the International Peanut Genome Initiative, have discovered that a wild plant from Bolivia is a “living relic” of the prehistoric origins of the cultivated peanut species. Read full article here

Daily Mail – Tracing the birthplace of the peanut
Feb 22, 2016

“Living relic” plant reveals the popular snack originated in ancient Bolivia. Read full article here

Peanut genome is sequenced
Feb 22, 2016

Mapping was done with two ancestral species; information can help in the search for more resistant varieties. Read full article here (portuguese)

Utilization of wild species for broadening the genetic diversity of peanut
Feb 9, 2016

Plant Breeding and Genetics Seminar. Cornell University. February 9, 2016. Watch video here

The peanut genome – making a better peanut
Jul 8, 2014

A group of scientists representing nine countries have sequenced the peanut genome. What does that mean for peanut producers. Read full article here

AOCS – Peanut Genome Sequenced
Jun, 2014

The International Peanut Genome Initiative (IPGI) – a multinational group of crop geneticists who have been working with The Peanut Foundation – announced on April 2, 2014, that they have successfully sequenced the peanut (groundnut) genome. Read full article here