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  • No Photo GABA Shunt: Biosynthesis and Metabolic Role in Plants    By: Sukumar Taria

    GABA is synthesized in cytosol which is transported to mitochondria where it is converted to succinic acid to metabolize into TCA cycle. It levels increases in response to biotic and abiotic stress. >> Category: Agriculture
  • No Photo Almond Cultivation, Uses and Varieties    By: Dr. A. K. Trivedi

    A detailed article about Almond cultivation practices, nutritional value, uses and suitable varieties in Central Himalayan region. Horticultural crops form a crucial part of the agricultural production. India is the second largest producer of fruits in the world. Cultivation as well as processing of these crops generates significant employment opportunities. Fruits are rich source of vitamins, minerals, proteins and carbohydrates that are essential in human diet. Hence, fruits need to be incorporated as essential constituent of human diet in order to avoid malnutrition. In terms of production per hectare, output of horticultural crops is more than 6 times that of cereals. Although, during the past two decades, area, production, productivity, availability and export of horticultural crops has increased manifold, which provided ample opportunities for employment generation and effective land use planning. But some important fruit crops like almond are not popular among farmers which have ample scope in Central Himalayan Region (CHR) besides having high nutritional and antioxidant value. >> Category: Agriculture
  • No Photo Management of Insect Pests of Wheat    By: Dr. Vikas Gupta

    Every year on an average 20 - 25% of wheat is lost due to insect pests and diseases. The situation is further aggravated on storage. The termites, aphids, armyworm, American pod borer and brown mite are the major pests of wheat. Major insect pests and their management is described. >> Category: Agriculture
  • No Photo Food Security through On-Farm Conservation of Agro-biodiversity    By: Dr. A. K. Trivedi

    Conservation and sustainable utilization of agro-biodiversity play vital roles to support poverty alleviation, ensure food security and enhance livelihood measures. On-farm conservation of agricultural biodiversity deals with conservation, use and management of genetic variation in farmers' fields that supports continuity of the dynamic evolutionary processes of genetic resources and ecological services, provides indigenous communities with ownership of and access to genetic resources and delivers options for improving livelihood measures specifically to resource-poor farmers. >> Category: Agriculture
  • No Photo Production of Quality Planting Material of Horticultural Crops    By: Dr. A. K. Trivedi

    Availability of planting material of good quality is one of the most important elements of successful horticultural production. Planting material available to small-scale farmers in different areas is often of insufficient quality, which undermines potential yield and performance of crop production. Raising the quality planting material locally to be used by local farmers is itself a challenge. Moreover, availability of suitable climatic conditions ensures that an area is suited or not to produce almost all the fruit crops. Therefore, awareness and technical knowledge for production of planting material of horticultural crops may revolutionize economy of farmers. >> Category: Agriculture
  • No Photo TREHALOSE: Role in Carbohydrate Metabolism and Plant Development    By: Sukumar Taria

    Trehalose, besides playing a role in plant metabolic intermediates, it also acts as a signaling complex regulating carbon status between cytosol and chloroplast. It has also a role in plant growth and development. >> Category: Agriculture
  • No Photo Breeding for Drought Tolerance in Wheat    By: Dr. Vikas Gupta

    This article discusses different physiological parameters to be taken care for breeding for drought tolerance >> Category: Agriculture
  • No Photo Food Security in Central Himalayan Region: Agro-Biodiversity    By: Dr. A. K. Trivedi

    Conservation and sustainable utilization of agro-biodiversity plays vital role in ensuring food security, alleviation of poverty and enhancing livelihood measures. Maintenance of crop diversity is more remunerative as compared monoculture. It has potential for employment generation and risk minimization. >> Category: Agriculture
  • No Photo Connotation of Biotechnology in Plant Genetic Resources Management    By: Dr. A. K. Trivedi

    Plant Genetic Resources (PGR) are building blocks of our food security. Their exploration, collection, characterization, conservation and documentation are essential for future food security. It needs inter disciplinary approach to manage PGR in sustainable manner. In view of the recent researches role of biotechnology becomes crucial for proper management of PGR. In the present article role of biotechnology in different steps of PGR management has been emphasized on the basis of literature collected and edited from different sources. >> Category: Agriculture
  • Author Photo Estimation of Aflatoxins in Peanuts by Indirect Competitive ELISA [PDF]    By: Dr. Vinod Kumar

    With the availability of monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies against aflatoxins, various simple, sensitive and specific enzyme linked immunosorbent assays (ELISAs) have been developed. This is rapid and relatively inexpensive assay method and results are also acceptable. This article provides a simplified account of the protocol for assay of aflatoxins in peanut by indirect competitive ELISA. >> Category: Agriculture
  • No Photo Breeding for Heat Tolerance in Wheat    By: Dr. Vikas Gupta

    This article discusses different aspects of heat stress and physiological parameters to be taken care for breeding for heat tolerance. >> Category: Genetics
  • No Photo Softwood Grafting: A Commercial Propagation Technique of Mango    By: Dr. Jai Prakash

    The technique of Softwood grafting is becoming commercial technique in most of the mango producing states of the country. The grafting operation is performed on 6 month to 10 month-old rootstocks. >> Category: Agriculture
  • No Photo Floral Biology of Papaya    By: Dr. Jai Prakash

    Papaya is a polygamous plant three basic types of flowers viz. staminate, pistillate and hermaphrodite (bisexual). Of these, only pistillate is stable, whereas flowers of hermaphrodite and male vary in sex expression under different environmental conditions. >> Category: Genetics
  • Author Photo Lab and Field Techniques for Aflatoxin Research in Peanut    By: Dr. Vinod Kumar

    Some of the laboratory and field techniques with respect to aflatoxin research in peanut are described. The article will be very useful to students, teachers and researchers particularly beginners. >> Category: Agriculture
  • Author Photo Aflatoxins, their Biosynthetic Pathway and Mechanism of Action    By: Dr. Vinod Kumar

    This article provides a simplified account on aflatoxins, their biosynthetic pathway and mechanism of action. The article is intended for beginners such as students, teachers and researchers. >> Category: Agriculture
  • Author Photo Remove Aflatoxin Contaminated Kernels from Peanuts    By: Dr. Vinod Kumar

    A study was undertaken in India to determine the effectiveness of sorting and grading procedures prior to blanching, followed by a combination of manual and electronic eye sorting (camera sorter) after blanching to get rid of the aflatoxin contaminated kernels from the bulk peanut lot. The study conclusively proved that the blanching used in conjunction with manual and electronic sorting was very effective in eliminating aflatoxin-contaminated kernels. >> Category: Agriculture
  • No Photo Chrysanthemum Flowers: Economics of Production and Marketing in T.N.    By: Dr. Prawin Arya

    Chrysanthemum flower cultivation is very popular in Tamil Nadu and occupied 9 per cent of total flower area in the state. On account of good area under chrysanthemum cultivation, Krishnagiri District of Tamil Nadu was selected for primary data collection. >> Category: Agriculture
  • No Photo Faster Breeding Approaches for Enhancing Wheat Production    By: Dr. Vikas Gupta

    This article discusses how different approaches like marker assisted breeding, shuttle breeding and doubled haploid can be used to breed wheat faster to meet the growing challenges of food demand. >> Category: Biotech Research
  • No Photo An Economic Analysis of Jasmine Cultivation in Tamil Nadu    By: Dr. Prawin Arya

    Tamil Nadu stands second in the area under flower cultivation and production of loose flowers in India. Jasmine flower cultivation is very popular in the state. Therefore, the study was undertaken to examine the economics of jasmine production and to identify the constraints to jasmine production and marketing using primary data collected from the Krishnagiri district of Tamil Nadu in 2008-09. >> Category: Agriculture
  • No Photo Low Maintenance Roses for Aesthetic Value and Landscape Use    By: Dr. Amit Goswami

    Roses are one of the important plants that are used in landscaping and for aesthetic values. The concept of landscape roses is in vogue in the West and slowly it is gaining importance in developing countries. Generally, landscape roses are low maintenance roses which bloom continuously in the season, having pest and disease resistance and hardy with large clusters of colourful roses. >> Category: Agriculture
  • No Photo Essential Oils from Flower Crops    By: Dr. Amit Goswami

    Essential oils are the subtle, aromatic and volatile liquids extracted from the flowers, seeds, leaves, stems, bark and roots of herbs, bushes, shrubs, and trees, through different extraction producers. >> Category: Agriculture
  • No Photo Disease Management in Turfgrasses and Precautions    By: Dr. Amit Goswami

    Common diseases of turfgrasses include Leaf spot, Fairy Ring, Brown Patch and Dollar Spot. Control and precautions for fungicides usage. >> Category: Agriculture
  • No Photo Turfgrasses - An Overview | Cool and Warm season Turfgrasses    By: Dr. Amit Goswami

    Turfgrasses are considered to be an integral part of landscape ecological systems which provide aesthetic value. These are narrow-leaved grass species that form a uniform, long-lived ground cover that can tolerate traffic and low mowing heights. >> Category: Agriculture
  • No Photo Gerbera Cultivation Under Controlled Environment    By: Dr. Amit Goswami

    Gerbera (Gerbera jamesonii) commonly known as Transwal Daisy or African Daisy is commercially important flowergrown throughout the world under wide range of climatic conditions. >> Category: Agriculture
  • No Photo Marigold Cultivation- A Viable Avenue for Farmer's Livelihood Security    By: Dr. Amit Goswami

    Marigold is one of the most important commercial flowers grown worldwide and in India it accounts for more than half of the nation's loose flower production. Its flowers are rich source of carotenoids and being grown on commercial scale for extracting these carotenoids. >> Category: Agriculture
  • No Photo Role of Alternative Oxidase in Fruit Ripening    By: Ashish Marathe

    Ripening is the process by which fruits attain their desirable flavour, quality, colour, palatable nature and other textural properties. It is associated with change in composition i.e. conversion of starch to sugar. >> Category: Agriculture
  • Author Photo Potential Impacts of Resistant Starch on Human Health    By: Nitin Kumar Garg

    Resistant starch is one of the most abundant dietary sources of non-digestible carbohydrates which has received much attention for both its potential health benefits and functional properties. >> Category: Agriculture
  • Author Photo Strigolactone: A Promising Compound For Plant Endurance    By: Nitin Kumar Garg

    Strigolactones are the novel hormone which not only controls shoot branching but also associated with plant stress like drought and salinity. >> Category: Agriculture
  • No Photo Expressed Sequence Tags(EST): A Potential Source Of Genic Molecular Markers    By: Ashwin Jayale

    An Expressed Sequence Tag or EST is a short sub-sequence of a cDNA. Expressed Sequence Tags (ESTs) provide a rapid and efficient approach for gene discovery and analysis of gene expression in eukaryotes. >> Category: Genetics
  • Author Photo Gateway Cloning System - Overview and Benefits    By: Dr. Surender Khatodia

    The Gateway Cloning System, invented and commercialized by Invitrogen since 2000, is a molecular biology method that enables researchers to efficiently transfer DNA-fragments between plasmids >> Category: DNA

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The example cited is wrong. Upon electrophoresis and subsequent detection, the 12th position has dark bands forming for all the reactions indicating that all the bases are present at the 12th site, which obviously is not possible. Much so that while writing the sequence, the author has intentionally not written any base for 12th position because of the ambiguity.

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