Monthly Archives: June 2020

CRISPR Cas9: Plant Breeding is now at the Speed of Light

Plant breeding has been practised for thousands of years, since the rudiments of human civilization. It is now discussed worldwide by government institutions. Plant breeding is the purposeful manipulation of plant science in order to create desired genotypes and phenotypes for quest. This manipulation involves either controlled pollination, genetic engineering …

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Biodiversity: The Variability of Life- part II

Early and modern conceptual history of Biodiversity earth’s biodiversity – central theme in natural science. ‘Adam’ was asked not to eat fruit of a tree. Gr. Phil. Aristotle. (384- 322BC) recognized 500- 600 spp.-= modern folk classification. 19th century folk biology got redundant. 20th century our knowledge dominated by evolution. …

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Relation of Climate and Biodiversity and its threat

Climate & Biodiversity ■ Regional climate interacts with regional biota & substrate to produce large, easily recognizable community units called “Biomes“. ■ Climatic climax biodiversity has been found in “Biome“. ■ In biomes life forms reflects major features of climate & determines structural nature of habitats for animals. ■ Provides …

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Biodiversity: Geographical positioning system, latitude and longitudes

Geographical Positioning System ■ Actual positioning of individual points on earths surface identified by geometrical system of latitudes & longitudes. ■”Altitude” –vertical elevation of an object above sea level (expressed in meter). Latitude And Longitude Accurate Positioning of individual points on the Earth’s surface is made possible by reference to …

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Ratargul Swamp Forest: The Green Mystery & Discussion Of Plants (Part 1)

Ratargul Swamp Forest is a freshwater swamp forest located in Gowain River, Fatehpur Union, Gowainghat, Sylhet, Bangladesh. It is the only swamp forest located in Bangladesh and one of the few freshwater swamp forests in the world. The forest is naturally conserved under the Department of Forestry, Government of Bangladesh. …

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