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By: Mohammed Harun | Category: Agriculture | Published: 2018-05-24
Hybridization techniques are being used for a long time in the field of plant and animal production. Breeders are always interested in crosses that are stable and resistant. Hybrid production generally involves lower order cross like two-way crosses and higher order crosses like three-way and four-way crosses. In comparison to lower order crosses the higher order crosses can be used to gain more information regarding the combining abilities of the parental lines involved in the crosses. In this article the model of three-way and four-way crosses has been given along with the importance of partial higher order cross plans. Partial three-way and four-way cross plans are described with examples and also the degree of fractionation has been calculated.
By: Jeet Ram Choudhary | Category: Applications | Published: 2018-05-16
Multi-parent advance generation intercross population has great significance in terms combination of favourable allele as well as production of variety can use directly for cultivation.
By: Anirban Mukherjee | Category: Agriculture | Published: 2018-05-14
Pulse is very important food and nutritionally rich. In this era of nutritional insecurity pulse can act as not only an important role in providing protein requirement but minerals and vitamins also. This article has highlighted the importance of pulse in nutritional security.
By: Abul K. Azad | Category: Agriculture | Published: 2018-05-07
Farmer Welfare Centre is a new programme organized by the Central government of India on 2nd May 2018. May be the English name of this programme is uncommon but Kisan Kalyan Karyasha (3K) is very recognizable. It is one of the part and parcel programme under Gram Swaraj Abhiyan
By: Jeet Ram Choudhary | Category: Genetics | Published: 2018-05-07
Rust is the major disease in wheat across the world, and breeding for rust resistance is the efficient and cost effective method for disease control. As we know breeding for single major resistance gene is not a durable method of disease control and it also cause the pressure on pathogen race resulted in evolve the new race of pathogen in course of time. So breeding for all prevalent race through pyramiding provide durable control over the disease and also crop cultivar is uniform product per se compare to multiline that is also a method of durable resistance breeding
By: Gaurav Pal | Category: Agriculture | Published: 2018-05-02
The article describes the bacteria living inside seeds of the plant along with their origin and their transmission to next generations. The various important functions of the seed endophytes inside the plants is also discussed.
By: Jyoti Raina | Category: Biology | Published: 2018-04-25
Bacillus thuringiensis is a gram positive spore forming bacterium that forms a parasporal crystal during their stationary phase of its growth. These crystal contains Crystal (Cry) and cytolytic (Cyt) toxins, (also known as δ-endotoxins) and vegetative insecticidal proteins(Vip) in some strains. These toxins have been successfully used as bioinsecticides against caterpillars, beetles, and flies, including mosquitoes and blackflies.
By: Priti Saha | Category: Healthcare | Published: 2018-04-23
Beta carotene is a carotenoids found in various fruits and vegetables. The chemical formula of β-carotene is C40H56 and it is lipophilic in nature. It is the most abundant form of provitamin A. It has positive effect on different diseases including cancer due to its potent antioxidant activity.
By: Dr. Priya Saini | Category: Agriculture | Published: 2018-04-23
Conservation agriculture (CA), implying minimal mechanical soil disturbance, permanent organic soil cover and diversified crop rotations is an alternative farming practice for restoration and improvement of soil and environmental health. Conservation agriculture is better than conventional agricultural practices as it improves various indicators of soil health such as soil organic carbon, soil inorganic carbon, nitrogen, soil aggregation and soil structure, thus facilitating water movement and better establishment of crops.
By: Tanmay Hazra | Category: Applications | Published: 2018-04-22
Ozone is a triatomic very reactive form of oxygen that is irritating gas of pungent odour. It is a powerful antimicrobial agent which is suitable for its application in the gaseous and aqueous states. Molecular ozone or its decomposition products readily inactivate microorganisms by reacting with cell membrane, intracellular enzymes and nucleic material. Application of ozone include cheese brine treatment, air disinfection of cheese ripening room, milk whey waste water treatment, cleaning in place, sanitization of food contact surfaces, grain processing
By: Dr. Basavaprabhu L. Patil | Category: Agriculture | Published: 2018-04-23
Topical or foliar application of double stranded (ds) RNA can help in protection of plant pests and pathogens through induction of RNA-interference.
By: Suheel Ahmad Dand | Category: Agriculture | Published: 2018-04-22
Among the fruit tree based agro-forestry system, the hortipasture systems have been recognized as sustainable land use option because of its high productivity and environmental benefits even under fragile agro-ecosystem. Fruit tree based land use has been acceptable as a viable alternate land use system.
By: Tanmay Hazra | Category: Agriculture | Published: 2018-04-19
Milk is the most widely adulterated food item. Very common adulterants that are used in milk are urea, skim milk, washing powder, water, salt, sugar, starch etc. These adulterants are easily available in market and these have hazardous health effects like cancer, ulcer etc. So in this article eight different rapid adulteration detection methods have been given in brief
By: Pinaki Roy | Category: Agriculture | Published: 2018-04-19
Agro- meteorological Advisories are the single window solutions for all the queries related to fluctuating weather conditions and management of crops according to that. It not only helps to stabilize the production but helps in resource utilization as well. The main aim of AAS is to gather information on weather and climate, soil related information, and crop based knowledge and combines them with weather forecast in order to provide farmers the vision to manage their decision, which ultimately would bring maximum productivity with minimum loss. While solving the problems of farmers, AAS itself has evolved in due course of time. It has developed specific tools to assess weather information for greater efficiency. But the process of evolution should go far if Indian agriculture has to be efficient and productive.
By: Dr. Namita Das Saha | Category: Environmental Biotechnology | Published: 2018-04-19
Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) are chemical substances that persist in the environment, bio-accumulate through the food web thus biomagnify and pose a risk of causing adverse effects to human health and the environment even at a distant place of origin of the pollutant. Many POPs were widely used during the boom in industrial production after World War II, when thousands of synthetic chemicals were introduced into commercial use. Many of these chemicals proved beneficial in pest and disease control, crop production, and industry. These same chemicals, however, have had unforeseen effects on human health and the environment. Till date POPs are being called 'Dirty dozen' as initially twelve notorious POPs were identified and out of which few are intentionally being produced and few get generated unintentionally as byproducts of some other industrial chemicals and processes. These notorious POPs are of great concern as they are still a global threat.
By: Dr. Namita Das Saha | Category: Applications | Published: 2018-04-16
Heavy metals even in trace amount are of major concern because of their toxicity, non-biodegradability and biomagnifying tendency. From different anthropogenic activities, a majority of metals get contaminated in different parts of our environment above the level of permissible limits. Several methods have been devised so far for the treatment and removal of heavy metals from water.
By: Priti Saha | Category: Applications | Published: 2018-04-15
Non thermal processing technologies are promising alternative for food preservation and processing. High pressure processing (HPP) technology is gaining popularity day by day in dairy and food industries. Now these days HPP are using for processing and preservation of wide ranges of dairy products.
By: Tanmay Hazra | Category: Applications | Published: 2018-04-10
Mass spectrometry is an analytical tool which is used to identify the biomolecule depending on their m/z ratio. Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization is a recent soft ionization technique (MALDI) commonly used in mass spectrometry for analysis of biomolecules. MALDI is commonly used in conjunction with time of flight (TOF) mass analyser to achieve higher accuracy and better resolution. It is a boon in dairy science research.
By: Dr. Priya Saini | Category: Agriculture | Published: 2018-04-10
Nanotechnology involves study and use of materials on an ultra-small scale. Nanopesticides has been visualized as a rapidly evolving field that has a potential to revolutionize agriculture and food systems. Nanocapsules can be prepared using light-sensitive, thermo-sensitive, humidity-sensitive, enzyme-sensitive and soil pH-sensitive polymeric materials to deliver pesticides.
Author Spotlight( Profiles with pictures only, randomly selected)
PhD 1st year student at Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, pursuing Doctrate in soil science and Agricultural Chemistry.
I am a scientist (Agricultural Process engineering) at ICAR- Central Institute of Post Harvest Engineering and Technology, Abohar (Punjab)
Ph. D. Scholar (Plant Pathology)
I am a vegetable scientist working at ICAR-National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources, New Delhi
I am a MSc Plant Biotechnoloy student interested in research in molecular biology of plants.
JRF Scholar of Dept. Genetics and Plant Breeding, M. Sc.(Agri.), UAS, Dharwad, Karnataka.
Bachelor Of Biotechnology, The University of Queensland
I am a first year Ph.D research scholar student at Division Of Biochemistry,IARI, New Delhi.
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