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  • The Use of Plants to Make Vaccines : Part-1    By: Padma Kumar

    Why plants are suitable for making vaccines? This article will also compare and contrast conventional vaccines with plant-based vaccines. Subsequent articles will discuss other aspects of making vaccines in plants. >> Category: Agriculture
  • The Use of Plants to Make Vaccines: Part-3    By: Padma Kumar

    In article we will focus on research efforts in plant engineered vaccines; problems encountered in making plant-based vaccines; and the steps involved in making vaccines in plants. >> Category: Agriculture
  • How Are Transgenic Plants Made?    By: Padma Kumar

    In this article our aim is to elucidate how transgenic plants are actually evolved and describe the three part process that includes: 1) Making of recombinant DNA; 2) Transformation of the gene of interest into the plant 3) and how Reproduction and Regeneration of Transgenic Plant Cells happens. >> Category: Agriculture
  • Importance of BT in Agriculture | Bacillus thuringiensis    By: Amna Adnan

    Bacillus Thuringiensis is of so much importance in biotechnology as it has the ability to kill harmful insects of the plants. It basically attacks the insect at larval stage where it attacks the gut lining of the insect and insect dies as a result. >> Category: Agriculture
  • Various Aspects of Biotechnology in Medicinal Plants    By: Padma Kumar

    Information on plant DNA extraction and amplification methods. How biotechnology helps to increase the yield of medicinal plants and solve some of the constraints in their cultivation. >> Category: Agriculture
  • Nitrogen Biofertilizers and New Microbial Strains    By: Kavitha Karthikeyan

    The use of new microbial strains as a nitrogen bio-fertilizer in the field is completely safe and does not harm the environment as like chemical fertilizer. Thus the new strains shows the increased levels of seed production and nutrient content of the crops compare to naturally occurring microbes. >> Category: Agriculture
  • The Role of Agrobacterium in Plant Biotechnology    By: Padma Kumar

    This article describes what makes gene exchange possible between unrelated species using Agrobacterium. GM plants have genes of other species artificially introduced in them; the general idea being to put in a new trait for a particular benefit. >> Category: Agriculture
  • Biotech Bananas - Protecting the Banana Plant from Diseases    By: Padma Kumar

    How biotechnology helps to counter several diseases that afflict the banana plant. Protection against Sigatoka, Nematodes, Stem weevil and Panama disease for your Banana crops. >> Category: Agriculture
  • Biotech Crops: A Research Perspective    By: Padma Kumar

    This article traces the advantages and disadvantages of biotechnology crops and discusses certain cutting edge research endeavours. >> Category: Agriculture
  • Engineering of Drought Tolerant Plants    By: Lorato Lekgari

    Water is a scarce commodity in the world. Most of the water used in the world goes towards agriculture but some parts of the world are dry thus less success in food production. Engineering plants that are drought tolerant so that they can survive and produce high yield even in dry conditions is thus a better method to increase food production. >> Category: Agriculture
  • Gibberelic Acids in Agriculture    By: Lorato Lekgari

    Gibberellics are plant hormones that have been shown to play a significant role in plant growth and seed germination. Their activity can be repressed to get dwarf plants by DELLA proteins. These is discussed in this article >> Category: Agriculture
  • Beneficial and Harmful Effects of GM Foods on Poverty    By: Amna Adnan

    Genetically modified foods are the foods which are genetically altered. These foods are good source of reducing the poverty from the world but at the same time they have some harmful effects on poverty also. >> Category: Agriculture
  • Biodiesel Production Method - Its Advantages and Disadvantages    By: Amna Adnan

    Biodiesel is considered to replace the petroleum fuel because of its less cost and easy preparation. It has some advantages and disadvantages. Biodiesel fuel can be obtained from the vegetables like soy beans and corns. >> Category: Agriculture
  • Plant Growth Promoting Substances    By: Lorato Lekgari

    Alkamides, Sphingolipids, Lumichrome, Smoke and Strigolactones are some of the substances that scientists have shown to be involved in plant growth. Let's discusses their relevance in agriculture. >> Category: Agriculture
  • Safe Insecticides For the Environment    By: Lorato Lekgari

    Shows the importance of bioengineering in agriculture and in the environment. Milestones though with ongoing research on what biotechnology has done can continue to do on a good note >> Category: Agriculture
  • Bt Corn: Method, Mode of Action and Benefits    By: Amna Adnan

    Bt corn is a genetically modified crop. A protein is inserted into the plant's genome which is extracted from the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis. This bacterium increases the soil fertility. When insects eat this plant, they get starved and die as a result. >> Category: Agriculture
  • Biotechnology in Rice Farming    By: Padma Kumar

    Explains how biotechnology helps in solving problems associated with rice cultivation >> Category: Agriculture
  • Biotechnology and the Coconut    By: Padma Kumar

    Applications of biotechnology in coconut cloning, extracting oil and detection of diseases. Coconut is a versatile cash crop and all parts of the coconut, as well as the coconut tree is used productively one way or the other. This article compiles the recent biotech trends in this area. >> Category: Agriculture
  • Cryopreservation and Conservation of Plant Genetic Material    By: Nidhi Uppangala

    Cryopreservation is a technique used to preserve cell or tissue using liquid nitrogen. Temperature is maintained as low as 77K, at this temperature all the biological activity of a cell or tissue is stopped. >> Category: Agriculture
  • Genetically Modified Crops as Medicine    By: Nidhi Uppangala

    Genetically modified plants or transgenic plants contain a gene or genes from another species. T Transgenic plants are produced in such a way that they produce antibodies, enzymes, and this also helps in plant research. >> Category: Agriculture
  • Biofertilizers: Types, Benefits and Applications    By: Amna Adnan

    Biofertlizers are the substances which make the soil rich with nutrients by using microorganism. They are of many types and each type takes care of the mount of nitrogen and phosphorus level in the soil They increase the plant productivity. >> Category: Agriculture
  • Genetically Modified Food - Advantages and Disadvantages    By: Nidhi Uppangala

    Genetically modified food are produced using a set of biotechnology techniques such as genetic engineering that allow to change the genetic makeup of living organisms such as animals, plants and microorganisms. >> Category: Agriculture
  • Biotechnology in Animal Feed and Feeding    By: Nidhi Uppangala

    Biotechnology is used to improve live stock production by improving the live stock feed via improving nutrient content and also improved the digestibility of low quality animal feed by using efficient food additives. >> Category: Agriculture
  • Biotechnology in Agriculture Development    By: Nidhi Uppangala

    Biotechnology techniques are used to improve plant productivity and improving the crop yield. These things are achieved by developing disease resistant, drought resistant crops and also new techniques are used to produce industrial products from the waste and by products of agriculture. >> Category: Agriculture
  • Biofortification - A Technique Used in Agriculture    By: Amna Adnan

    What is Biofortification: It is a technique of agriculture which is used to increase the level of nutrients in the crops. This method can be performed by using two methods; Traditional breeding and genetic engineering breeding. >> Category: Agriculture
  • Role of Biotechnology in Agriculture | Various Agricultural Technologies    By: Padma Kumar

    Describes in brief how different techniques in biotechnology have helped in agriculture. Impact of genomics in agriculture. Information about Synteny, Micropropagation and Biofortification processes. Role of biotech crops in developed and developing countries. >> Category: Agriculture
  • Synthetic Seed Production and Application    By: Nidhi Uppangala

    Synthetic seed can be defined as the artificial encapsulation of somatic embryo, shoot buds or aggregates of cell or any tissues which has the ability to form a plant in in-vitro or ex vivo condition. >> Category: Agriculture
  • Career Opportunities in Agriculture Science    By: Amna Adnan

    Agriculture provides many career opportunities. For example people can apply for the jobs in the field of agricultural engineering, food scientists, agricultural management etc. >> Category: Agriculture
  • Agricultural Biotechnology - Definition and Various Products    By: bluemoon silverstars

    Agricultural biotechnology has many applications in the field of agriculture by making, vaccines and antibiotics for curing diseases of humans. >> Category: Agriculture
  • Genetically Modified Food - Yes or No?    By: Nidhi Uppangala

    Genetically modified food can solve the hunger of the world and also can solve environmental problems by reducing the use of chemical herbicide and pesticides; they can also improve the health of human and also will reduce the cost of drugs. >> Category: Agriculture
  • Plant Based Edible Vaccine    By: Nidhi Uppangala

    We all are prone to one or more kind of infections throughout our life. This article talks about the future of edible vaccine like having a Banana will give immunity against diarrhoea caused by E.Coli. >> Category: Agriculture
  • Use of Biotechnology in Agriculture    By: bluemoon silverstars

    This article is about agriculture, its brief history is also given. Some commonly used methods of agriculture are described in this article. This article also discusses the use of biotechnology in agriculture. >> Category: Agriculture


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