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Texas Tech ready to unveil new biotechnology-ready greenhouse

image image Officials with Texas Tech University’s Department of Plant and Soil Science are set to unveil a new biotechnology-ready greenhouse at the school’s Quaker Avenue Research Farm, northeast of the main campus. Construction on $300,000 facility began in June and is scheduled to wrap up in early September.  more »


Tech names winner of $1 million research grant competition

image image A group of researchers working on sequencing the cotton genome has won the 2007 Texas Tech Research Development Fund Competition. Thea Wilkins (top), Bayer Crop Science Regents Professor in Genomics, leads a group of seven co-principal investigators on the project which won the $999,000 grant.  more »


Big things brewing for cotton, Tech with research grant

By Elliott Blackburn / Avalanche-Journal / Dec. 14, 2007 / Page 1
Texas Tech researcher will spend the next year beginning to unlock the secrets of the region’s king cash crop. Tech cotton genome researcher Thea Wilkins will work to map the genomes of two breeds of cotton plant in 2008, ancestor plants to the ubiquitous modern version that blankets the Lubbock region from May to December.  more »


Tech and NCGR sign agreement to increase genome research

image image Texas Tech University has signed an agreement with the National Center for Genome Resources that promises to strengthen the university’s research program. The agreement establishes a framework for specific areas of cooperation in genome sequencing and genome analysis.  more »


Plasma, nanotechnology used to upgrade cotton fabric qualities

image image JUST AS YOU JUGGLE a mix of multitasking chores in this time-starved world, core products to Texas’ agricultural economy – such as cotton – are on the clock to provide more new and interesting features before you and other consumers head on down the shopping highway.  more »