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Open Agriculture: Special Issue on the 3rd Biotechnology Summit 2016

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Dr. Sergio de los Santos Villalobos – Instituto Tecnológico de Sonora (Mexico)

Dra. Fannie Isela Parra Cota – Campo Experimental Norman E. Borlaug (Mexico)

Dr. Fabián Fernández Luqueño – Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados (Mexico)


3rd Biotechnology Summit 2016 (BS´16) was held on October 24-28, 2016 in Instituto Tecnológico de Sonora – ITSON (Cd. Obregón, state of Sonora, México). BS´16 was sponsored and organized by several Mexican and International biotechnology Institutes/organizations. The Summit contributed to the next developments in biotechnology, by bringing together professionals from all around the world.

The topics of the special issue include e.g. Agricultural Biotechnology, Nutritional Biotechnology, Marine (Aquatic) Biotechnology, Desert Biotechnology, Human Health and Disease, Gene-based Industrial Biotechnology, Bioterrorism, Patents, IPR, Bioinformatics, Classical Biotechnology (Fermentation), Bioethics, Biotechnology and Society, Synthetic Biology, Biobusiness, Bioentrepreneuship and Marketing, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology.

For further information please check the Biotechnology Summit 2016 website: www.itson.mx/biotechnologysummit16


Bioethics for Biotechnologists: From Dolly to CRISPR
Caballero-Hernandez, D. / Rodríguez-Padilla, C. / Lozano-Muñiz, S.

Evidence of green fluorescent protein and growth hormone expression in red abalone (Haliotis rufescens) larvae
Mancilla-Sánchez, Edgar / Portillo-López, Amelia

Abiotic stress tolerance of microorganisms associated with oregano (Origanum vulgare L.) in the Yaqui Valley, Sonora
Meléndez, Mariel García / Camargo, Geovanna Zárate / Meza Contreras, Jenny Jocabet / Sepúlveda, Angélica Herrera / Santos Villalobos, Sergio de los / Parra Cota, Fannie Isela

Culturable halotolerant fungal isolates from Southern California Gulf sediments
González-Martínez, Sophia / Soria, Irma / Ayala, Nahara / Portillo-López, Amelia

Utilization of agroindustrial waste for biosurfactant production by native bacteria from chiapas
Yañez-Ocampo, Gustavo / Somoza-Coutiño, Gilberto / Blanco-González, Cristina / Wong-Villarreal, Arnoldo

Tolerance and nutrients consumption of Chlorella vulgaris growing in mineral medium and real wastewater under laboratory conditions
María de Lourdes, Franco Martínez / María Dolores Josefina, Rodríguez Rosales / Cuauhtémoc Ulises, Moreno Medina / Alfredo de Jesús, Martínez Roldán

Fast and reliable DNA extraction protocol for identification of species in raw and processed meat products sold on the commercial market
Alvarado, Pavel Espinoza / Barrios, Ramón Miguel Molina / Xóchihua, Javier Arturo Munguía / Hernández, Juan Francisco Chávez

Morphological diversity of Sri Lankan traditional rice varieties “Pachchaperumal” and “Suduru samba”
Rathnathunga, Elpitiya Udari Uvindhya / Geekiyanage, Sudarshane