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Photosynthesis, under drought stress

Photosynthesis, under drought stress Hamna Shazadee1, Sonia Zulfiqar1, Mahnoor Jamil1, Shakra Jamil2, Rahil Shahzad2 Centre of Agricultural Biochemistry and Biotechnology, University of Agriculture Faislabad Agricultural Biotechnology Research Institute, AARI, Faisalabad. Importance of water Water is one of the most important substances which both plant and animal need for their survival. …

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Nano Biotechnology; its concept, benefits and applications: a medical perspective

Nano Biotechnology; its concept, benefits and applications: a medical perspective Sana Shaheen1, Farah Kamal1, Rahil Shahzad2, Shakra Jamil2. Muhammad Zaffar Iqbal2 Centre of Agricultural Biochemistry and Biotechnology, University of Agriculture Faisalabad. Agricultural Biotechnology Research Institute, AARI, Faisalabad.   Nanotechnology is a scientific approach that involves materials and equipments capable of …

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Marker Assisted Selection in Plant Breeding

Marker Assisted Selection in Plant Breeding Purwa Khan1, Hamna Shazadee1, Sana Shaheen1, Shakra Jamil2, Rahil Shahzad2 Centre of Agricultural Biochemistry and Biotechnology, University of Agriculture Faisalabad. Agricultural Biotechnology Research Institute, AARI, Faisalabad.   Marker assisted selection has revolutionized the field of plant breeding and genetics. DNA markers are short sequences …

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Next Generation Sequencing and Cancer Treatment

                  Next Generation Sequencing and Cancer Treatment Mahnoor Jamil1, Sonia Zulfiqar1, Shakra Jamil2, Rahil Shahzad2, Dr. Muhammad Zaffar Iqbal2 Centre of Agricultural Biochemistry and Biotechnology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad Agricultural Biotechnology Research Institute, AARI, Faisalabad Cancer is a group of diseases which involves …

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water management

BUSHRAGULL42@G MAIL.COM water management Water management is the management of water resources under set policies and regulations. Water, once an abundant natural resource, is becoming a more valuable commodity due to droughts and overuse. Programmes Agricultural Water Management Program (AWMP) earlier it was as Irrigation Systems and Water Management Program (ISWM) which was established in 1991 under …

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Biofuel from Sugarcane?

BIOELECTRICITY AND BIOFUEL PRODUCTION THROUGH SUGARCANE BAGASSE Sugarcane is native to Asia and grown here for over 4000 years. Around 400 B.C, in India different methods were developed to extract sugar from sugarcane. Sugarcane is known as one of “cash crops” of early colonial America. Sugarcane produces large amount of …

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Apomixis and farmers

                                           Apomixis and farmers Farmers, and particularly poor farmers in developing countries, are expected to benefit from apomixis in two ways: saving hybrid seeds and stabilizing their best plants. Commercial farmers are to benefit as clients of a more responsive seed industry. First and most publicized, apomixis would allow farmers …

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What is Apomictic development?

                                           Apomictic development Sexual reproduction in diploid angiosperms is characterized by double fertilization. After meiosis and the production of haploid sperm and egg cells within the anthers and ovules, respectively, two male sperm (released from a single pollen grain) enter the female gametophyte (embryo sac); one fuse with the egg …

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