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QuEChERS method

The QuEChERS-method  (Quick, Easy, Cheap, Effective, Rugged and Safe )  was developed to streamline extraction and detection processes for multi-residues of pesticides and veterinary drugs in complex matrices.  Work was performed by numerous collaborators but  M. Anastassiades developed the basis…

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Drosophila melanogaster genome sequence

The Drosophila melanogaster genome sequencing project was essentially completed in March of 2000. Sequencing was begun using mapped large-insert clones, but completed using a whole genome shotgun (WGS) approach; it represents the first demonstration of the WGS approach to sequencing…

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First plant genome sequenced

After four years of collaboration, an international team of researchers has completed the first genome sequence of a plant, Arabidopsis thaliana. View Source

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Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry published by Don Crosby

"This textbook is the first text to tie environmental toxicology and environmental chemistry closely together, demonstrating the immediate relevance of each subject to the other while also providing basic, easily understandable introductions to both areas. This unique work presents their…

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Genetic engineered crops introduced commercially

Genetic engineering is a key component of modern agricultural biotechnology.  Although the first genetic engineered (GE) plant was the tomato  in 1982, commercial use of genetically engineered major crops occurred in 1996.  The first traits incorporated were herbicide tolerance (HT),…

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Endocrine disruptors controversy erupts

The book, Our Stolen Future: Are We Threatening Our Fertility, Intelligence, and Survival? A Scientific Detective Story published by Theo Colborn chronicles the development of the endocrine disruptor hypothesis by Colborn AND importantly ultimately influenced government policy through congressional hearings…

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