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Author: Hanuman Ram

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City: New Delhi | State: Delhi, India

About Me: Ph D Scholar, Division of Vegetable Science, IARI, New Delhi

Articles by Hanuman Ram:
  • Role of RNAi Technology in Solanaceous Vegetables ( 584 reads)   

    Gene silencing is a eukaryotic genome defense system against viruses and mobile DNA elements that works by processing double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) into short interfering RNA (siRNA). RNA interference (RNAi) refers to a multi-step process, including the introduction of double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) into a cell, cleavage of dsRNA into short interfering RNA (siRNA) 21- 26 nt in size, formation of RNA-induced silencing complex (RISC), degradation of complementary mRNA, and suppression of target gene expression. RNAi technology has become a powerful tool for the study of the functions of individual genes in a range of organisms. - Category: Agriculture
  • Antinutritional Factors in Vegetables ( 1146 reads)   

    These compounds may cause neurological disorders, kidney stones, elevated blood pressure and gastric disorders. Saponins present in soybean have the ability to haemolyse red blood cells. Rhubarb contains oxalic acid, a toxic substance that in high concentrations can cause stomach irritation and kidney problems. The adverse effect of these factors can be minimized through post harvest processing, creating awareness, cooking, adopting cultural practices like earthing up (in potato) and breeding varieties having low antinutritional factors. - Category: Agriculture
  • Breeding for Desirable Glucosinolate in Brassica Vegetables ( 774 reads)   

    Glucosinolates, secondary metabolites found in Brassicaceae. Physical tissue or cell injury leads to the breakdown of glucosinolates through the hydrolytic action of the enzyme myrosinase, resulting in the production of compounds including isothiocynates, thiocyanates and nitriles. Derivative compounds of glucosinolates have a wide range of biological functions including anticarcinogenic properties in humans. - Category: Agriculture




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