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#1 intan



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Posted 08 March 2012 - 03:10 AM

share with me how related molecular biology and palm oil and how molecular biology can help palm oil industry????

if i don't know something then i will ask others to help me and make me understand

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 04:12 AM

I dont know a lot about palm oil , but think about how its made.
If you for example can transform the trees or the fruit so that it produces/makes more oil...
Or just think about transforming the trees so that they produce more fruits.

Your question is really very basic.

For example: If I am able to transform my trees in such a way they are tolerant against some fungus (that can kill the trees), then I produced a stronger tree.. a stronger tree (less likely to die), means more fruits, more oil ...
But this is really general...

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 04:20 AM

thanks 4 ur opinion....

genetically transformed oil palm to produce more yield is not bad idea...

in addition we can use molecular biology approach to identified oil palm strain may be....

actually i need to convince palm oil company how molecular biology can help to improve palm oil industry....
if i don't know something then i will ask others to help me and make me understand

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 10:33 AM

For me most important would be to avoid what is described here quite roughly.

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 11:17 AM

Dear intan,
I had interview few of the researcher in this area.
If you want to do this field of research in Malaysia, unless you are in the very few "can't-say-here" institution, there will be no chance of your work get funded.
The local industry had already known the benefits of molecular biology in oil palm industry. I not sure why you want to do this.
Last I know, they had fully sequenced the oil palm genome. Many are moving towards the functional genomics / proteomics of the oil palm. Not sure which field you are interested in.
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