Thursday, July 30, 2020

Aquaculture is the fastest growing sector of agriculture in the world

Aquaculture is the fastest growing sector of agriculture in the world. Since 2005, global aquaculture has grown at an impressive rate of 5.8% annually. Over the next decade, all indications show continued growth.
Many major industries have a certain level of reliance on aquaculture production to stimulate their economic expansion. The food industry, especially, is influenced by changes that occur in aquaculture—for example, more than half of seafood consumed worldwide is produced by the aquaculture sector.
Some of the biggest changes expected to take effect in 2020 include:
  1. Less antibiotics
  2. Continued industry growth
  3. A focus on sustainability
  4. The evolution of aquaculture systems and equipment
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Sunday, July 26, 2020

A Tiny But Efficient Cas Protein is Discovered in a Bacteriophage

The microbes of the world are locked in a struggle for survival and a battle for resources. They can compete directly in different ways; there are viruses that can infect bacteria, called bacteriophages, and bacterial defense mechanisms that can cut up viral DNA. The gene-editing tool CRISPR-Cas9 is derived from a kind of bacterial immune system. As research on CRISPR has expanded, scientists have looked to other bacteria and found different kinds of Cas proteins that can cut DNA as well as RNA. Now scientists have identified a new kind of Cas protein in bacteriophages.

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