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January, 2023

  • 11 January

    Houseplants in Future: Our At-Home Power Plant

    While imagining the future, we think about a lot of things like flying cars, robots assisting humans, and even time machines. But do we ever imagine ourselves depending on plants to watch TV, turn on fans, or even charge our mobile phones? For now, it may seem hard to create …

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December, 2022

  • 17 December

    Doomsday Seed Vault: Hoarding for Apocalypse

    Doomsday Seed Vault

    What do you picture when the land of midnight sun, Norway crosses your mind? It must be white snowy terrain, crystal-like blue glaciers, magical dancing aurora, astounding fjords, wild polar bears, scenic landscapes, intriguing cultural heritage, and all the mind-boggling aspects. But little do we know, this land is accommodating …

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November, 2022

  • 13 November

    Plant Biotechnology

    What is Plant Biotechnology? Plant biotechnology can be defined as the use of tissue culture and genetic engineering techniques to produce genetically modified plants that exhibit new or improved desirable characteristics.   A Short History of Plant Biotechnology The foundations of modern plant biotechnology can be traced back to the …

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  • 13 November

    Production of Secondary Metabolites through in vitro Culture Techniques

    Metabolism: (Gr. metabole = change) the totality of the chemical changes in living cells which involves the buildup and breakdown of chemical compounds. Metabolites Primary metabolites: Molecules that are essential for growth and development of an organism. Secondary metabolites: Molecules that are not essential for growth and development of an …

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  • 13 November

    Monosaccharide : Simple Sugar

    General Characteristics The simpliest of all soluble carbohydrate and are known as simple sugar. The building unit of complex carbohydrate Can’t be hydrolised Sweet testing, soluble in water, crystaline Posses a free aldehydee or ketone group General formula CnH2nOn Get Free Netflix Now Best safe and secure cloud storage with …

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  • 13 November

    Heterospory and Seed Habit

    Heterospory The phenomenon of the development of two types of spores (differing in size, structure and function) by the same species is known as heterospory. The two different sizes are smaller spores also known as microspores and the larger spores¬† also known as megaspores. Rashid (1999) listed nine genera as …

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October, 2022

  • 1 October

    Riccia: A Common Liverwort

    Riccia

    The simplest members of the order Marchiantales are found in the family Ricciaceae. There are roughly 140 species in the family. They fall under the Tesselina, Ricciocarpus, and Riccia genera. There are only one species each for the first two. The genus Riccia encompasses the remainder. The Italian botanist F. …

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August, 2022

  • 1 August

    Lower Fungi: Classification of Lower Fungi

    Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast

    Fungi are considered to be one of the most interesting sets of organisms. Some fulfills the basic necessities such as food, medicine, industrial raw materials and some succumbs the living entities to death.According to legend, three and a half millennia ago, the Greek hero Perseus accidentally assassinated his grandfather Acrisius, …

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July, 2022

  • 2 July

    Terrarium: Your Very Own Ecosystem

    Eccentric Terrariums

    What is Terrarium? Have you ever heard of miniature but thoroughly natural garden, implanted inside a glass jar? Well, that is exactly what terrarium is- it may also be termed as a little rainforest domiciled in an enclosed jar or container made of glass. The word “Terrarium” was derived from …

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June, 2022

  • 29 June

    Cavitation and Embolism: Bubbles in The Stem!

    Air cavity causing embolism in xylem

    Water transportation seems comparatively a simple phenomenon than how plants communicate with each other or the studies regarding whether they feel any pain. Because the transportation system seems so obvious and uninteresting there has been little research on this topic and there lie many other things that are still unknown. …

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