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DH Technology in Maize Research and Breeding

DH Technology in Maize Research and Breeding Homozygous inbred lines are the basis of hybrid maize breeding. Two inbred lines are crossed to produce high yielding hybrids. Hybrid varieties exploit heterosis and is highly successful in increasing the agriculture production worldwide. Inbred lines are formed by continuous selfing for 6 …

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Biosynthesis and regulation of jasmonic acid & salicylic acid in plant stress tolerance

  Biosynthesis and regulation of jasmonic acid & salicylic acid in plant stress tolerance By SADAF SALEEM Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, University of Agriculture Faisalabad. Phytohormones and their derivatives are considered as major regulators of plant growth and development and systemic response mediators in different physiological actions under …

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Physiological disorders in Banana

                      Physiological disorders in Banana     Qura-Tul-Ain, Kinza Noor, Amir Aziz, (Department of Soil & Environmental Sciences),  University College of agriculture, University of Sargodha. Introduction The Physiological disorders in different fruit crops results from change in environmental variables including sunlight, aeration, temperature and …

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Next phase of Agriculture; CRISPR editing crops

  Next phase of Agriculture; CRISPR editing crops SADAF SALEEM Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, University of Agriculture Faisalabad. Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) production was one of the leading genetic engineering techniques in agriculture in previous decades. Monsanto is world’s famous corporation regarding production of Genetically Modified food crops. …

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Bioplastics in reducing environmental concerns related to waste management

  Bioplastics in reducing environmental concerns related to waste management SADAF SALEEM1, IRAM SALEEM2 Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, University of Agriculture Faisalabad. Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, GC University Faisalabad.   A Bioplastic is a biodegradable plastic made by renewable biomass sources instead of petroleum. Different countries …

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Polyploidy as an evolutionary event in rice

  Polyploidy as an evolutionary event in rice Sadaf  Saleem Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, University of Agriculture Faisalabad. Introduction The organism with multiple sets of its haploid chromosome no. (x) is termed as polyploid and the phenomena lead to the situation is polyploidy. The individual with two sets …

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Vegetable Seed Industry Scenario in Pakistan

Vegetable Seed Industry Scenario Agricultural production is an essential factor for the existence of human race and seed is a vital input for agriculture. Vegetable seeds are the fastest growing category within the overall seeds market. Vegetables play a key role in providing an inexpensive balanced diet. Globally, vegetable seeds …

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Potential areas for oil seeds production

POTENTIAL AREAS FOR OILSEEDS PRODUCTION IN PAKISTAN Pakistan is facing a severe deficit of edible oils. Despite the fact that Pakistan is overwhelmingly an agrarian economy, it is unable to produce edible oils sufficient for domestic needs and substantial amount of foreign exchange is being spent on the import of …

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