Gene Cloning: Basic, Requirements & Steps

Author: Tahmina Mojumder This article discusses Recombinant  DNA  and  gene cloning, plasmid  and  phase vectors, restriction enzymes, restriction maps and their properties, recombinant selection. Recombinant DNA Recombinant DNA is the common name  for a segment of  DNA  that has been created by combining at least two  fragments from two different …

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Hydrangea: A Natural Acid Base Indicator & Wonder of Colors

Hydrangea is one of the world’s most popular ornamental flowers that conceals a bouquet of biological and biochemical surprises. The iconic “snowball” shaped blooms of Hydrangea macrophylla show magical color variation from soil to soil. In this article, incredibly interesting facts about the natural pH indication and color variation of …

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Relationship between plant breeding and other biological sciences

Introduction Plant breeding is the science of changing the traits of plants in order to produce desired characteristics. It started with sedentary agriculture and particularly the domestication of the first agricultural plants. The development of plant breeding as a special feild of study has been associated with and dependent upon …

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Taxonomy: Genetic Marker

What is marker? Marker may be defined as “Mark of identification”. In Biology three major types of markers are used: Morphological marker (also called “classical” or “visible” markers) which are phenotypic traits. Biochemical markers, which are called isozymes- multiple forms of enzymes, including allelic variants of enzymes. A genetic marker …

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