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Cherries have a relaxing effect on your mood. They contain both serotonin and tryptophan, which is essential in your body’s process of making serotonin, the hormone that makes you happy.

Apricots help protect the liver

Mango can boost your immunity

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Mango keeps your eyes healthy

Apricots contain a lot of potassium

Since cherries contain melatonin, they help you sleep better. Melatonin is a hormone that synchronizes your body’s adrenaline and digestive systems, which balances your circadian rhythms and helps your body regulate sleep.

They are very nutritious, and they contain many essential vitamins and minerals. They are a source of beta carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin, which are potent antioxidants that help fight free radicals in your body.

This work has been outstanding and one of GRDC’s investment success stories with practical impact on the ground.

Dr Janine Croser, UWA

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We work in close collaboration with the breeders. This means there is an acceleration in the release of both novel as well as better varieties to the farmers.

The plants begin to flower within 20-30 days, under controlled lighting, airflow, water and temperature conditions.

Plants react to lighting within their environment. The effect of light quality is therefore key to the aSSD platform. The team has developed novel light spectrum regimes integrating specific spectral outputs into the platform to promote rapid flowering and embryonic development.

99%) but also higher SNP call rates in single seed (99.24% vs. 97.5% in leaf). A cost–benefit analysis showed that this single seed sampling strategy decreased the cost of sampling fourfold. An advantage of this approach is that desirable genotypes can be selected before investing in planting activities reducing the cost associated with field operations.

In the International Rice Research Institute’s (IRRI) irrigated varietal rice breeding program a typical integrated rapid-line-fixation and MAS-based forward-breeding strategy begins by developing a breeding population from parents polymorphic for alleles that are targeted for MAS. This cross is quickly converted to an F6 recombinant inbred line population within 2 years via SSD [14]. Each F6 line is grown in the field as row, barcoded, and 60 days after transplanting leaf tissue is collected and shipped to a 3rd party genotyping service provider for evaluation. Uniform leaf-discs are excised from each leaf sample, dried, and shipped to Intertek-Agritech ( where DNA is isolated and marker assays targeting a number of disease resistance and grain quality traits ( are surveyed. Allele specific fluorescence scores are converted to allele calls and the data is sent to IRRI for interpretation and decision-making. Selected plants are then harvested and processed for subsequent yield trials. While the use of uniformly sized leaf discs helps ensure genotype data quality, when sampling thousands of lines in a short period of time, field collection, processing, and tracking of leaf tissue samples is considered one of the most limiting factors in deployment of large-scale MAS strategies in many breeding programs [17].


Cost comparison between seed and leaf sampling based MAS forward breeding strategies on fixed lines. a Conventional leaf-based sampling protocol, versus b single seed-based sampling schemes

Kompetitive allele specific PCR cartesian plots. HEX™ (Y channel) versus FAM™ (X channel) intensity scatter plots for the KASP assay a snpOS002, b snpOS0006, c snpOS0007b, and d snpOS0015 associated with the loci xa13, Pita, Pi9, and Pi54 respectively. Each panel contains results of the SNP assay for 96 single seed samples. Blue dots represent negative controls; green and red dots represent different alleles of each marker

Similarly, high call rates observed across the ten SNP KASP assays (