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New study to help develop salt-tolerant plants

In the new study, a joint team of researchers have sequenced the genome and analyzed the salinity tolerance genes of Avicennia marina, an extremely salt-tolerant mangrove specie...........................

Plant protein innovator, Proeon raises Rs. 17.5 crore in seed round

The fresh funds will be used to accelerate growth, expand research and development capabilities and set up research lab in the Netherlands

Allow Bt Brinjal trials in India, Alliance for Agri Innovation urges...

As per Alliance for Agri Innovation (AAI), a special interest group of Federation of Seed Industry of India (FSII), field trials are the only way to ensure safety of crops and blocking such these amounts to blocking national development..................

Researchers identify two new bio-agents for crop protection

Imphal-based Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development (IBSD) has discovered strains called Streptomyces vinaceus RCS260 and Kitasatospora  aburavienis RCS252 when its researchers were investigating antimicrobial potential of actinomycetes isolated from rhizosphere soil..................

Sami Labs gets govt’s research funding to explore plant based drugs

Grant will help the research team at Sami Labs to test plant species and evaluate commercial viability in a sustainable manner.........

Eat right for your kidneys, exhorts FIAPO’s #DontGetMilked campaign

The campaign suggests that going off an animal-based diet and adopting a plant-based diet (Vegan diet) not only appears to prevent kidney function decline, it may also be used to treat kidney failure............

PPVFR Act: The way forward for IPR protection of plant varieties

This insightful article written by Mr ASN Reddy, President, Seedsman Association, Hyderabad, takes us through the nitty-gritty of the Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Act, 2001 and its overall impact on Indian agriculture..........

GM rice to reduce phosphorus fertilizer usage

The new genetically modified rice developed at Delhi-based National Institute of Plant Genome Research (NIPGR) has improved natural phosphorus utilization capacity that can reduce use of fertilizers..........

Traditional medicine and nanotech combo can beat diabetes!

The product called NanoHerb, developed by Indian scientists, uses silver nanoparticles and gymnemic acid isolated from leaves of gurmar plant............

Indian scientists develop transgenic rice that can withstand drought

The transgenic rice maintained high chlorophyll content even under water-deficit and therefore performed better.........