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Coronavirus: Study finds Cannabis compounds can block COVID-19

US researchers have found that cannabis compounds have the ability to  prevent the virus that causes COVID-19 from entering human cells.  According to a study published last week by researchers from Oregon  State University.   A Research article entitled “Cannabinoids Block Cellular Entry of  SARS-CoV-2 and the Emerging Variants” was published online by  the Journal of …

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Cannabis Genetics Laboratory

Find strange-looking plants in your grow room? It might be a sign of genetic mutation!

The fascinating thing about researching genetics is that it is unpredictable, while at the same time also predictable. Are you getting confused? In simplest terms, DNA forms an individual. It consists of the same genes but creates different components that will also express another trait. Thus, geneticists can predict the unexpected changes within individuals by …

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Cannabis Genetics Laboratory

Can we trust our market? Finding says some stores sell cannabis as hemp

Lately, the study conducted by the United Cannabis Business Alliance (UCBA) and SC Labs revealed that there were unregulated Cannabis from unknown resources sold on some store shelves labelled as hemp. This truth is surprising since it displays the lack of action by federal and state governments to anticipate this testing failure. Governments focus to …

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Cannabis Genetics Laboratory

Molecular diagnostic to combat Hop Latent Viroid in cannabis

Pathogen infections are devastating. Especially when the symptoms do not emerge in the early stage. That is how Hop Latent Viroid (HLVd) infected cannabis cultivations in America, Canada, and other cannabis producer’s countries. Hop Latent Viroid (HLVd) is recently identified as a plant-specific pathogenic RNA. It is presumed by many growers and industries to be …

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Cannabis Genetics Laboratory

Mitigating Neighbor Cross-Pollination Through DNA Fingerprinting

After the 2018 Farm Bill was legalized, there has been a surge in hemp cultivation across the United States. This escalation, though exciting also caused worries among Cannabis growers regarding a cross-pollination occurrence. Cross-pollination is a natural phenomenon where the pollen from other plants outside the field pollinating the cultivated female plants and create a …

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