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By: Dr. Pawan Singh Gurjar | Category: Agriculture | Published: 2018-03-16
Many of the decisions that we make during orchard management can greatly influence the shelf life and quality of fruits Thus, it is of utmost importance to consider the pre harvest factors that allow us to maximize the shelf life of fruits in marketing chain. These factors encompass production and management decisions concerning nutrition management, variety selection, irrigation and pest management.
By: Chongtham Allaylay Devi | Category: Agriculture | Published: 2018-03-16
Plants use sunlight for photosynthesis and, as a consequence, are exposed to the ultraviolet (UV) radiation that is present in sunlight. UV radiation plays both positive and negative effects on plants which are discussed brief in this article.
By: Aman Jaiswal | Category: Agriculture | Published: 2018-03-16
Several well-characterized molecular biological techniques can be applied for genetic analysis of microbial communities. The choice of the analysis method depends upon the complexity of the community, the expertise of personnel in the laboratory, the required depth of analysis, availability of instrumentation, and budget and time constraints
By: Ajay Kumar Jangra | Category: Agriculture | Published: 2018-03-16
Culturing of microorganisms continues to be an important method for gaining better understanding of speciﬁc organisms. But this method is inadequate to represent the complex microbial communities often seen in the natural environments.
By: Chongtham Allaylay Devi | Category: Agriculture | Published: 2018-03-14
Markers are important for identifying the respected traits for incorporating in breeding programme
By: Krash Kumar Kushwaha | Category: Agriculture | Published: 2018-03-14
Climate change refers to any change in climate over time, whether due to natural variability or as a result of human activity. But according to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), climate change refers to a change of climate that is attributed directly or indirectly to human activity; the composition of the global atmosphere is altered, in addition to natural climate variability observed over comparable time periods.
By: Varun Saini | Category: Environmental Biotechnology | Published: 2018-03-13
The current state of knowledge highlights the need for a more comprehensive, multispecies approach to ecosystem-level analyses in order to better track and forecast changing marine ecosystems. Research needs span laboratory and field process studies, manipulative experiments, observational networks, historical data synthesis, and modeling from small-scale process simulations to large-scale coupled biophysical models. Especially important is the establishment of long-term, biologically oriented, and ecosystem-based observational systems
By: Dr. Pawan Singh Gurjar | Category: Agriculture | Published: 2018-03-13
The enhancement of the income of small and marginal farmers is thus important for the agricultural growth, poverty reduction, food and livelihood security in India. To achieve this factors which can improve productivity and profitability like efficient resource management, canopy management, protected cultivation, value addition and market linkages are need to be adopted.
By: Sachin Phogat | Category: Agriculture | Published: 2018-03-13
Plants emit a substantial portion of their fixed carbon back into the atmosphere in the form of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). This process costs plants a large portion of fixed energy that could otherwise be allocated for growth, development and reproduction and thus volatiles have been implicated in a range of ecological functions. Additionally, volatile emission also serves a role in a range of ecological functions including pollinator attraction, plant–pathogen and plant–plant interactions. Volatiles also function as direct defences by acting as feeding deterrents.
By: Aman Jaiswal | Category: Agriculture | Published: 2018-03-13
Many developing countries have achieved a remarkable improvement in nutrition status in the past decades. However, the prevalence of under nutrition remains a serious problem. At the same time, the prevalence of obesity is increasing substantially, and in some countries, it has approached that of developed countries. The increased life expectancy, urbanization, and unhealthy lifestyle characterized by a shift towards a sedentary lifestyle are considered the main drivers of epidemiological transition
By: Satish Kumar | Category: Agriculture | Published: 2018-03-13
Non-destructive technique is rapid, accurate, reliable and simple tools for quality assessment of seeds. Tools for variety identification and classification, quality grading, damage detection, insect infestation detection, and viability and germination ability prediction. In future these Non-destructive methods may become an emerging trend seed quality testing field
By: Ajay Kumar Jangra | Category: Agriculture | Published: 2018-03-13
One of the recent phenomena in contemporary discussion of eating is Functional Foods, i.e. foods marketed as promoting health or reducing the risk of disease. Health professionals are gradually recognizing the role of phytochemicals in health enhancement, aided in part by the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act of 1990
By: Chongtham Allaylay Devi | Category: Agriculture | Published: 2018-03-12
Due to climate change it effect plants growth and development and they have to survive the adverse climatic condition through various physiological response.
By: Ajay Kumar Jangra | Category: Agriculture | Published: 2018-03-12
Most of life forms on Earth exist in intimate association with one or more other organism. Living organisms, selectively takes up compounds from their surroundings to meet their metabolic requirements. The diverse types of symbioses between microorganisms and eukaryotes have received growing attention with regard to many different features of their complex interactions, Microbial symbiosis has been a survival feature of bacteria since their origin. This has been proved by endosymbiotic theory and now a recent theory of evolution based on mutual dependence among free living interacting microbes has been put forward as Black Queen hypothesis
By: Ghadage Nitin Chitrasen | Category: Genetics | Published: 2018-03-12
A large collection of DNA fragments cloned from a given organism, tissue, organ, or cell type. It may contain entire genomic sequences or complementary DNA sequences formed from messenger RNA.
By: Aman Jaiswal | Category: Agriculture | Published: 2018-03-12
Sustainable economic and industrial growth requires safe, sustainable resources of energy. For the future re-arrangement of a sustainable economy to biological raw materials, completely new approaches in research and development, production, and economy are necessary. The ‘first-generation’ biofuels appear unsustainable because of the potential stress that their production places on food commodities. Second generation biorefineries need to build on the need for sustainable chemical products through modern and proven green chemical technologies such as bioprocessing including pyrolysis
By: Ajay Kumar Jangra | Category: Agriculture | Published: 2018-03-12
Traditional extractions involve many expensive steps such as roasting and smelting, which requires sufficient concentrations of elements in ores and creates environmental pollution. Ores with low metal content are not suitable for direct smelting but it is possible to extract metals economically using the activity of microorganisms which decompose a variety of mineral deposit and bring the revolution in mining industry. Alchemy is a seemingly magical process of transformation, creation or combination whereas microbial alchemy is transforming metals from something that has no value into a solid, precious metal that's valuable. Biomining is the extraction of specific metals from their ores through biological means usually microorganisms
By: Ajay Kumar Jangra | Category: Agriculture | Published: 2018-03-08
Increasing public awareness of environmental pollution influences the search and development of technologies that help in clean up of organic and inorganic contaminants such as hydrocarbons and metals. An alternative and eco-friendly method of remediation technology of environments contaminated with these pollutants is the use of biosurfactants and biosurfactant-producing microorganisms. The diversity of biosurfactants makes them an attractive group of compounds for potential use in a wide variety of industrial and biotechnological applications.
Author Spotlight( Profiles with pictures only, randomly selected)
PhD. research scholar in plant biotechnology
I am a Applied Physics student at Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University(A Central University)Lucknow, pursuing Ph.d. in Applied Physics.
Scientist at National Research Centre on Plant Biotechnology, IARI, Pusa Campus, New Delhi. My area of research is 'Biotic and Abiotic Stress Management Through Genomics Approaches'.
Ph.D. Scholar at CCS, Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar
I am a 1st year environmental sciences student at IARI, new delhi
I am working as Principal Scientist (Hort.) at the Division of Food Science & Postharvest Technology, IARI, New Delhi. Thanks
Scientist at National Research Centre on Plant Biotechnology, Pusa Campus, New Delhi. My area of work is to Increase the crop productivity by utilizing the different biotechnological approaches.
Ph.D. Research Scholar, Division of Postharvest Technology, IARI New Delhi- 110012
I am a 1st year Ph.D student at dept. of Biotechnology, IIT-KGP. My research interests include Microbiology of Arsenic contaminated aquifers of West Bengal, India and its physiological role in bioremediation of this toxic metalloid.
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