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  • No Photo Climate Change and its Impact on Agriculture in Tamil Nadu    By: S. Syed Imran

    The impact of climate change is expected to be negative overall, threatening global food security. For a state like Tamil Nadu, rainfall decides the food grains production in the significant area in both rainfed and irrigation cropping system. It is observed that the monsoon rainfall has positive correlation in agriculture production. >> Category: Agriculture
  • No Photo Role of Omics in Crop Improvement    By: Shiv Lal

    The term 'omics' refers to the comprehensive analysis of the biological system and large-scale data rich biology consisting of a heavy data mining or bioinformatics component. It consists genomics, proteomics and metabolomics, which respectively deal with the analysis of genome, proteome and metabolome of cells and tissues of an organism and could be potentially utilized in crop improvement for sustainable food security. >> Category: Agriculture
  • No Photo Plant miRNA: New Regulators in Functional Genomics    By: Dhara K Savsani

    MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small RNAs that regulate gene expression by targeting one or more sequences of high complementarity in plants and have been identified as one of the major conserved mechanisms in eukaryotes and represents an attractive modality for trait engineering. >> Category: Agriculture
  • No Photo Enhancement of Indoor Environment through Interiorscaping    By: Thaneshwari Thakur

    Interiorscaping is the art and science of growing and arranging plants indoors. It involves the selection, placing and maintenance of plants to improve and enhance the appearance of the indoor environment. Using plants for indoor decoration is not a new idea. Plants in the past were used mainly for their aesthetic purpose, as a hobby or for fashion. Today, plants apart from their aesthetic benefits are used for economic, architectural and most recently for health benefits. >> Category: Healthcare
  • No Photo Textile Dyes: A Fascinating World of Colors    By: Dr. Indu Chopra

    Dyes have long been used to color the fibers and fabric. This article envisage the classification of dyes on the basis of interaction of different dyes with different fibers >> Category: Applications
  • No Photo Tree Crop Interaction and Ecological Benefits of Teak based Agroforestry system    By: Mukesh Kumar

    Agroforestry systems have both positive as well as negative interaction. However, using appropriate spatial as well as temporal arrangement would have complementary effect. >> Category: Agriculture
  • No Photo Mass Spectrometry: Instrumentation and Application    By: Dr. Sandhya Sanand

    Mass spectrometry is used for identification and quantification of molecule in a complex mixture on the basis mass to charge (m/z) ratio. In this article, we have given a brief introduction on various component of mass spectrometer and its application. >> Category: Biotechnology products
  • No Photo Therapeutic Garden - Garden in Hospitals and other Health Care Setting    By: Thaneshwari Thakur

    A garden can be described as being therapeutic in nature when it has been designed to meet the needs of a specific user or population. These gardens are less focused on healing in a spiritual context (although it may have that effect) and more focused on ameliorating a disease. >> Category: Healthcare
  • No Photo Physiological Disorders in Fruit Crops [PDF]    By: Pravin L. Deshmukh

    The productivity as well as the quality of fruit crops is affected to a greater extent due to the physiological disorders. Therefore, it is necessary to know the causes and symptoms properly to manage these disorders for increased quality production. Disturbance in the plant metabolic activities resulting from an excess or deficit of environmental variables like atmospheric temperature, light, aeration, atmospheric humidity and soil health result in crop disorders. Physiological disorders have become widespread and can control by using of tolerant, resistant varieties, growth regulators, cultural operation, systematic irrigation and adoption of high density planting. The incidence and severity of these physiological disorders vary with locality, season, cultivar and orchard management practices. >> Category: Agriculture
  • No Photo Plant Tissue Culture Media: Types, Constituents, Preparation and Selection    By: Cornelius Onye Nichodemus

    Plant tissue culture medium is a growth medium for the growth and morphogenesis of plant. It can be solid or liquid and is made up of macro and micronutrients, growth regulators, organic supplements, solidifying agents etc. All these make up the constituents for each plant growth medium. >> Category: Applications
  • No Photo Basics of MAGIC (Multi-parent Advanced Generation Intercrosses) Population Development [PDF]    By: Prasenjit Debnath

    This article gives an overview of the basics of MAGIC population and different steps related to its development along with how the MAGIC population strategy is successfully used in rice. >> Category: Genetics
  • No Photo Mutation Breeding and its Application in Vegetable Crop Improvement    By: Pallavi Neha

    Mutation is sudden heritable change in DNA sequence which leads to change in characteristics of an organism as classically defined by Hugo de Vries in 1900. It is the phenomenon of a sudden intermittent change in the hereditary character. In vegetable breeding Mutagenesis have a great importance. Mutagenesis is all about treating a biological material with a mutagen in order to induce mutations. The entire operation of the mutation induction & isolation of mutants for crop improvement is called as 'Mutation breeding'. >> Category: Agriculture
  • No Photo Sanger Sequencing - Chain termination method of DNA Sequencing    By: Rajani Verma

    DNA Sequencing refers to the process of recording the exact sequence of nucleotides in a DNA segment of an organism corresponding to a specific gene. The knowledge of DNA Sequencing is very much useful in medical science. >> Category: Genetics
  • No Photo Exome Sequencing: Introduction and Applications    By: Dr. Sandhya Sanand

    Exome sequencing is a potentially expanding technique having large scale implications on genomes biology. In this article, we have given a brief introduction about exome sequencing, its applications in various field along with advantages and disadvantage >> Category: Biotechnology products
  • No Photo Virus-Based Vectors and their Application    By: Pooja Kumari

    Virus-based expression vectors are commonplace tools for the production of proteins or the induction of RNA silencing in herbaceous plants. It considers a completely different set of uses for viral vectors in perennial fruit and nut crops, which can be productive for periods of upto 100 years. Value of virus-based vectors is that they add nothing permanently to the environment. Perennial plants as a tool to assist in genetic improvement, for breedable crops, Vectors can be used to speed up sexual crosses. Furthermore, with continually emerging pathogens and pests, viral vectors could express genes to protect the plants or even to treat plants after they become infected. >> Category: Biotech Research
  • No Photo Cereal Biofortification: Challenges and Strategies    By: Vanita Pandey

    Biofortification is the process of increasing the bioavailability of minerals like iron and zinc in cereals. In this article we have focused on various genetic and agronomic interventions for increasing the micronutrient content in wheat and rice in order to alleviate the micronutrient deficiency prevailing in the developing countries. >> Category: Agriculture
  • No Photo Climate Change and Fruit Production    By: Anjali Soni

    The climate of a place or a region is changed, if over a extended period (typically decade or longer) there is statically significantly change in measurements of either the mean state or variability of the climate for that place or region. The IPCC has reported 0.5 to 1.2 degree C rise in temperature by 2020, 0.88 to 3.16 degree C by 2050 and 1.56 to 5.44 degree C by 2080 for Indian region depending on future development scenario. >> Category: Agriculture
  • No Photo Improved Cultivation practices for Muskdana    By: Ashish Kumar

    Muskdana is an aromatic as well as medicinal plant belongs to Malvaceae family and seed of this plant are the source of the essential oil. An aromatic constituent in seeds are beta-sitosteral and its beta-D-glucoside, myricetin and its glucoside in leaves and petals and beta-sitosterol from dry fruit husk. The tender leaves and shoots are reported to be used in soups and the green pods are sometimes used as vegetables. The seeds are also reported to possess insecticidal properties. Muskdana can grow in a various places, e.g. roadsides, brushwood, fallow land, and on the bunds of rice fields. >> Category: Agriculture
  • No Photo Staphylococcus Aureus Isolated from Mobile Screens    By: Aastha Acharya

    It is observed that our daily used mobile phones carry many pathogens including Staphylococcus aureus. Though S. aureus , is a commensal organism, its occurrence is due to the fact that it can survive for several months in dry surface like mobile phones. >> Category: Others
  • No Photo Value Addition of Flowers through Bleaching and Dyeing    By: Poonam Kumari

    Dried and preserved plant materials are essential items in flower trade and also popular for home decor. Dried materials can be used in vases, baskets, plaques, shadow boxes, and fresh flower arrangements. They also may be used as wall decorations, on gift boxes, and in wreaths, corsages, and leis. >> Category: Agriculture
  • No Photo Core Collections in Vegetable Crops    By: Dr. Palanisamy Muthukumar

    Core collections play a major role in vegetable prebreeding programme. The core is composed of about 10% of the total collection, chosen to represent as much as possible of the diversity in the collection. The selection of the core entries should use the available data on the geographic origin, the genetic characteristics, and the possible value to breeders and other users of each accession in the collection >> Category: Genetics
  • Author Photo Reverse Genetics: From Genotype to Phenotype    By: Helen Baby Thomas

    The development of whole genome sequencing has enabled many researchers to have access to all of the gene sequences within a given organism and their function. So, instead of going from phenotype to sequence as in forward genetics, reverse genetics works in the opposite direction - a gene sequence is known, but its exact function is uncertain. In reverse genetics, a specific gene or gene product is disrupted or modified and then the phenotype is measured. >> Category: Biotech Research
  • No Photo Freeze Drying: A Novel Technique for Flowers Drying    By: Poonam Kumari

    Freeze drying can be used for preserving flowers and is particularly popular for wedding bouquet preservation. Petals can also be freeze dried and used for decorations at weddings, dinner parties and other occasions, for decorating cakes and scattering on tables etc >> Category: Applications
  • No Photo Growing Media for Horticultural Crops    By: Poonam Kumari

    Growing media are materials that plants grow in. Growing media is specifically designed to support plant growth and can either be a solid or a liquid. Different components are blended to create commercial growing media. Different types of growing media are used to cultivate various plants. >> Category: Agriculture
  • No Photo Basic DNA Testing Process and its Importance    By: Cornelius Onye Nichodemus

    DNA testing process involves some set techniques required for the study of a DNA (genetic material of an individual). This process plays great role in fields of forensic science, agriculture, medicine etc for the genetic composition of individuals makes them uniquely different. >> Category: Biotech Research
  • Author Photo Extraction Methods for Preparation of Bioactive Plant Extracts    By: Deepak Harishchandra Waghmare

    Extraction is the separation of medicinally active portions of plant using selective solvents through standard procedures. Various methods, such as Maceration, Infusion, Percolation, Decoction, Digestion, Soxhlet extraction, Microwave assisted extraction, Ultrasound-assisted extraction, Accelerated solvent extraction and Supercritical fluid extraction are used for the plant samples extraction which are discussed in this article. >> Category: Biotech Research
  • No Photo Nanostructured Materials: Classification and Methods of Characterization    By: Dr. Sandhya Sanand

    Nanotechnology is an emerging area having plethora of applications from house hold to industry. Nanostructured materials (NSMs) have unique length scale in the order of 1-10 nm. This article briefly explains regarding classification based on dimension and various methods of characterization for nanostructured materials. >> Category: Nanotechnology
  • No Photo Journey of Immunoglobulin Protein: An Antibody to Plantibody    By: Dr. Kishor Uttamrao Tribhuvan

    Antibodies are group of glycoprotein produced by B-lymphocyte of vertebrate and it is the primary protection from pathogen infections. Ability of antibody to bind specific substrate increase its use as probe in research and diagnostics. Nowadays, production of antibodies is largely depend upon experimental animal which limit the quantity and also create ethical concern. Alternatively, transgenic plants having antibody producing genes can effectively synthesize heavy and light chain polypeptides and assembled into mature antibody called plantibody. >> Category: Biotech Research
  • No Photo Enhancing Phosphorus uptake efficiency using Microbial Inoculants    By: Kumar Murugan

    A variety of microorganisms like phosphorus solubilizing bacteria, phosphorus solubilizing fungi and arbuscular mycorrhiza are known to positively influence phosphorus uptake by plants. Such group of microorganism can become a part of integrated nutrient management systems for sustainable crop production. >> Category: Agriculture
  • No Photo Codling Moth of Apple in Cold Arid Regions of Ladakh    By: Disket Dolkar

    Codling moth is an insect pest infecting Apple in various regions of Ladakh >> Category: Agriculture

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Article: Difference Between Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic mRNA - Comment by: Anku Tiwari - 2017-06-26

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Article: Comparative Toxicology of Cigarette Smoke and Automobile Exhaust - Comment by: Sonali Bhawsar - 2017-06-21

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Article: Sewage Bacteria - Strictly Anaerobic, Aerobic and Facultative bacteria - Comment by: Sonali Bhawsar - 2017-06-21

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Article: Toxic Fibers and Fabrics - Comment by: Daoloth - 2017-06-13

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Article: Difference Between Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic mRNA - Comment by: yihong - 2017-06-13

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