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Biopolymer to heal plant wounds

The ICMAB-CSIC and the Center for Research in Agricultural Genomics have developed an effective method for plant tissue regeneration that involves the use of a bacterial cellulose-based biopolymer. It enhances the formation of new cell layers which boosts the healing processes.


PerformFISH, a project aimed at developing a Mediterranean sustanaible aquaculture

The Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM-CSIC) is part of PerformFISH, a new H2020 European project focus on developing consumer driven aquaculture production by integrating innovative approaches that can help ensure European sea bream and sea bass aquaculture businesses are sustainable and competitive.


Tuna species substitution in the Spanish market: a knock-on effect

Scientists at the CEAB-CSIC have surveyed the tuna commercialized in Catalonia in order to find out if there are cases of species substitution. This is a widespread problem, together with the deficiency of labeling. It happens particularly with high-valued species and has negative effects on the market. DNA Barcoding techniques can help to establish routine controls.


Microwave oven prototype based on new ceramic material will be tested

The new ceramic material absorbs the 99% of the microwaves and transforms them into heat, which arrives to the food. Developed by the CSIC, the UPC and the spin-off Microbiotech, this material could enable the reduction of CO2 emissions of gas ovens in the food sector.


Portable method to determine the sex of birds

A procedure, based on a molecular marker, enables fast determination of the sex of birds in situ, in less than 90 minutes, without the need of specialized laboratory and with no risk for the animals.