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  • No Photo Barnyard Millet: A Fast Growing, Drought Tolerant Nutritious Crop    By: Dr. Smita N. Shingane

    Echinochloa frumentacea (Indian barnyard millet, sawa millet, or billion dollar grass) is a species of Echinochloa. This article provides account of Barnyard millet a highly nutritious millet crop. Covers its origin, botany, taxonomy etc. >> Category: Agriculture
  • No Photo Proso Millet: Drought Tolerant and Nutritious Small Millet    By: Dr. Smita N. Shingane

    Proso millet (Panicum miliaceum L.) also called as common millet, broomcorn millet, French millet, Hog millet or white millet is one of the most important crop domesticated about 10000 years ago in central and Eastern Asia and spread from China to the Black Sea region of Europe by 5000 BC (Lawler, 2009). This article provides account of Proso millet a highly nutritious millet crop. Covers its origin, botany, taxonomy etc. >> Category: Agriculture
  • No Photo Foxtail Millet: A Nutritious Minor Millet    By: Dr. Smita N. Shingane

    This article provides account of foxtail millet a highly nutritious millet crop. Covers its origin, botany, taxonomy etc. Foxtail millet is well recognized as a short duration, rainy season crop. >> Category: Agriculture
  • No Photo Apomixis Conserved Heterozygosity and Averts Inbreeding Depression in Flowering Plants    By: Dr. Deepak Rameshwar Sapkal

    Apomixis is a asexual type of reproduction in which seed are developed without fusion of male and female gametes. It technology is helpful to conserve the heterozygosity, avoid in breeding depression and providing hybrid seed to farmer at low cost. >> Category: Agriculture
  • No Photo Equivalence And Optimization : A Case Of Partial Triallel Circulant Designs [PDF]    By: Dr. Prawin Arya

    This research deals with the important question in deciding whether a circulant partial triallel cross (PTC) can be obtained from another PTC by just randomizing (relabelling) the lines. This helps to choose the optimum designs with minimum efforts and supplies the interpretation and solutions to the conjecture of Hinkelmann (1967). Statements and theorems relating to the above-mentioned paper have been critically reviewed and needfully modified. PTC's of size 3N and 4N have been proposed and optimum PTC's for parents N=6 to 20 have also been listed. >> Category: Genetics
  • No Photo Pigeonpea Variants: The Ultimate Source for Pigeonpea Improvement    By: Dr. Deepak Rameshwar Sapkal

    Now a day's maintaining genetic purity especially in crops and often cross pollinated crops is quite difficult. For maintaining the purity, naked eye polymorphic markers are required. Use of dwarfing genes may increase the yield in pigeonpea like as wheat and rice crops. >> Category: Agriculture
  • No Photo Comparative Advantages of Genic-SSRs Over Genomic SSRs for Crop Improvement    By: Dr. Smita N. Shingane

    This article gives a clear insight importance of Simple Sequence Repeats (SSRs) in crop improvement. It also elaborates advantages of genic SSRs >> Category: Genetics
  • No Photo AFLP Markers in Crop Improvement    By: Dr. Smita N. Shingane

    The article gives brief information about Amplified Fragment Length Polymorphism (AFLP) marker technique which initiated the development of modern day's marker systems. It also gives insight in to crop improvement applications of AFLP >> Category: Genetics
  • No Photo Evolution of Genes and Dynamic Genome    By: Dr. Arpita Srivastava

    This article explains the various theories that have been given for possible evolution of genes and why the genome is said to be dynamic in nature >> Category: Genetics
  • No Photo Genes Responsible For Pepper Heat    By: Dr. Arpita Srivastava

    The goal of this article is to present an overview of candidate genes identified to date responsible for pungency in pepper. >> Category: Biotech Research
  • No Photo Redundancy Checker Tool    By: Lalit Arya

    This article presents a simple web based tool to check redundant primers among a large set of primers and download the files containing unique as well as redundant records. >> Category: Applications
  • No Photo Bottle Gourd: A Vegetable With Tremendous Medicinal Value    By: Manjusha Verma

    This article is about the medicinal /therapeutic uses of the vegetable bottle gourd. It is a vegetable of Cucurbitaceae family that grows in the tropics and sub-tropics. It is harvested as a tender fruit for consumption as a vegetable. >> Category: Agriculture
  • No Photo Morinda Citrifolia L.- A Potential Medicinal and Nutritive Fruit Plant    By: Lalit Arya

    This article presents importance of Morinda citrifolia L. as a useful medicinal and nutritive fruit plant. . It is distributed in coastal areas in open lands and in forests of dry tracts of India viz. Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and along the coastal areas of Kerala and many other places as well as to other tropical countries of Asia, South America and Caribbean and Polynesian Islands. Morinda citrifolia L. was the second most popular plant used in herbal remedies by the ancestors of the Polynesians. >> Category: Agriculture
  • No Photo Developing Weed Resistance: Hurdle the Notability of 'Roundup Ready'    By: Dr. Deepak Rameshwar Sapkal

    Glyphosate (Roundup Ready) is a familiar and trusted herbicide to most of the farmers because it was used continuously for nearly two decades to control weeds in non crop areas before introduction of glyphosate resistance. The herbicide glyphosate has so many characteristics that make it an ideal choice for use in resistant crop. >> Category: Biotech Research
  • No Photo Alternate Bearing in Fruit Trees    By: Dr.(Mrs) K. Usha

    Alternate bearing or biennial bearing is one of the major problems in many fruit crops. Each fruit tree in commercial bearing does not bear equal crop year after year, which makes fruit cultivation less remunerative to the growers and fruit traders. >> Category: Agriculture
  • No Photo Fishing Nets - Evil for Water Birds and Snakes    By: Dr. Deepak Rameshwar Sapkal

    Fishing net entanglement occurs when fish capturing nets are at, or close to the surface of water during capture of fishes. Birds, snakes attempting to seize fish from the net become entangled. >> Category: Issues
  • No Photo Use of Plant Regulators in Propagation of Horticultural Crops    By: Dr.(Mrs) K. Usha

    Plant Growth Regulators or PGRs - Plant hormones are not nutrients, but chemicals that in small amounts promote and influence the growth, development, and differentiation of cells and tissues. >> Category: Agriculture
  • No Photo Propagation by Different Specialized Plant Parts, Cutting and Layering in Fruit Crops    By: Dr.(Mrs) K. Usha

    Most plants reproduce sexually from seeds, but some can be reproduced (or multiplied) by vegetative parts such as stems, roots, and leaves. In addition, some plants produce modified stems and/or roots, referred to here as specialized structures that accumulate food reserves and therefore have built-in regeneration potential and are valuable as vegetative propagates. >> Category: Agriculture
  • No Photo Role of WRKY Family Proteins in Innate Immunity in Pepper    By: Dr. Manisha Mangal

    Plants activate multiple defense mechanisms against pathogen attack in order to protect themselves from infection. This kind of response is often triggered by the recognition of specific pathogens and the activation of highly regulated signal transduction pathways particularly in the cell nucleus, where signals lead to the transcriptional activation of a large array of defense genes. WRKY transcription factors play essential roles in mediating defense responses to different pathogens in pepper. >> Category: Biotech Research
  • No Photo Development of Transgenics for Virus Resistance    By: Dr. Manisha Mangal

    Advancements in transgenic technology has offered new means of incorporating traits for virus resistance into existing desirable crops. There are two approaches for developing transgenics for virus resistance depending on the source of the genes used. The genes can be either from the pathogenic virus itself or from any other source. >> Category: Biotech Research
  • No Photo Development of Transgenics for Improved Shelf Life    By: Dr. Manisha Mangal

    The postharvest losses of fruits and vegetables in the developing countries account for almost 50% of the produce. India, the world's second largest producer of fruits and vegetables loses 35-40% of produce because of excessive softening. The softening that accompanies ripening of fruits exacerbates damage during shipping and handling processes. It plays a major role in determining the cost factor, because it has a direct impact on palatability, consumer acceptability, shelf life, and postharvest disease/pathogen resistance. >> Category: Biotech Research
  • No Photo Gene Identification Using Candidate Gene Approach in Pepper    By: Dr. Arpita Srivastava

    Candidate gene approach has been applied with much success in pepper and the goal of this article is to present an overview of candidate gene analyses done in pepper for gene identification. >> Category: Biotech Research
  • No Photo Tips for Successful Cultivation of Litchi in India    By: Dr. Amrendra Kumar

    Article contains the recent production techniques of litchi (lychee) which would be helpful for growers and researchers as well as students >> Category: Agriculture
  • Author Photo Dynamics of Agricultural Growth and Nutrition Security in India    By: Dr. Shiv Kumar

    The article discusses whether varying agricultural growth have impact on improvement on nutrition of Indian population. The study concludes that increase in growth rate of food production has disconnect with improvement in nutritional status of population mainly due to preference. >> Category: Agriculture
  • No Photo Fruit Exports and Strategies to Enhance Export Competitiveness    By: Dr.(Mrs) K. Usha

    India's exports of fruits are rising but they still remain abysmally low when compared with production. The effect of growth in export of fruits on the Indian market does not seem to be visible as the share of exports of fruits were only 0.55 per cent of their total production in 2010-11(Source: Minister of State for Commerce and Industry). In spite of being one of the largest producers of fruits in the world, India's share in the value of world exports in many fruits is ridiculously low at much less than one per cent. >> Category: Agriculture
  • Author Photo Interface of Agricultural Growth and Farmers' Income in India    By: Dr. Shiv Kumar

    The article debates about the effect of agricultural growth on farmers' welfare. Agriculture growth in recent decade not only favors regional equity but also ensures way out to alleviate agriculture distress. >> Category: Agriculture
  • Author Photo Progress of Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers Rights Authority During 2006-07 to 2010-11    By: Dr. Shiv Kumar

    The article focuses on specific mandated activities of PPV&FR Authority during 1996-97 to 2010-11. In these five years, the Authority has gained momentum of fulfilling its obligation and developed enough paraphernalia and organizational base to deliver public services for which it was created. >> Category: Agriculture
  • Author Photo Agricultural Research Relationship With Development Policy    By: Dr. Shiv Kumar

    The authors talk about the benefits of investment in agricultural research and its relationship with development of the economy. The authors focus on rate of return on investment in agricultural research, growth rate in reduction in real cost of production of major agricultural crops and a pathway to achieve 4% growth rate in agriculture. >> Category: Agriculture
  • No Photo Role of Plant Growth Regulators in Litchi Production    By: Dr. R K Patel

    PGRs play significant role in improving the production and fruit quality of various fruit crops including litchi. This article use full for farming community which are cultivating the litchi and faced several problems. >> Category: Agriculture
  • Author Photo Need for Sugarcane Market Outlook Exercises in India    By: Dr. Shiv Kumar

    The article highlights the importance of sugarcane and its by-products in changing paradigm of auto industry and bio-fuels in India. E85 engines in auto industry and requirements of varying levels of bio-fuels mixed with petrol will revive not only ailing sugar industry but also cut import bill of fuels. Sugarcane market outlook scenarios would help the policy makers to take informed decision to manage the transition phase in India. >> Category: Agriculture

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Article: Colorful Bacteria - Comment by: Sonali Bhawsar - 2014-08-08

Thank you so much!

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Article: Plasmids: Types, Functions and Applications - Comment by: Prajakta Bodkhe - 2014-08-07

very well defined all the things

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Article: Colorful Bacteria - Comment by: Sanjeev Chandel - 2014-08-05

Very good information for the researchers. Keep it up. Best wishes.

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Article: Single Cell Protein- Advantages and Disadvantages - Comment by: sukhraj - 2014-07-26

thank you very much it helped me in my project.

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Article: Applications of Biotechnology in Medicine - Comment by: Srabani Roy Chowdhury - 2014-07-13

It's awesome....helped a lot in my Biotechnology project..!!!

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Article: Nanomedicine and Disease Treatment - Comment by: sai poonam - 2014-07-13

how does the nano particle interact and identify the specific cell ?and what are the specific designed mechanisms by which the nano particles enter the cell and deliver its antigens ?

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Article: Bioplastics - A Way Towards Sustainability - Comment by: Nilambari - 2014-07-10

Recombinant bio plastic!
As per the de script ion given above, is it really possible?
i mean have you worked on it? that too from plants. Can you explain it more?

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Article: Nutrients Variability in Sohiong (Prunus Nepalensis L.) Fruit - Comment by: Dr. Sanjiban Goswami - 2014-06-30

Dear sir, thanks for this particular research work. I am also interested to do some works on Indigenous plants of this region.

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Article: Toxic Fibers and Fabrics - Comment by: Clint - 2014-06-29

Any studies to reference, scientific data, personal research, do you have credentials in the toxicity of materials? Just looking for substantiation or collaboration of any of what was written.

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Article: Toxic Fibers and Fabrics - Comment by: Sonali Bhawsar - 2014-06-24

Raw,
I have authored this article to provide the information and knowledge about toxicity of these things to the readers. I am also aware that hundreds of such things have become integral part of our daily life and we can't get rid of them unless inventers find alternative to them.
Therefore, to utilize or not utilize the things is very personal and its upto individual decisions and i have certainly not made a compulsion to discard or stop using toxic things.
Thanks for reading the article.

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Article: Bacterial Locomotion - Importance of Bacterial Motility - Comment by: Sonali Bhawsar - 2014-06-22

Thanks a lot!

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