Category: Botany

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Bt cotton to reduce the Bt!

Bt cotton is a genetically modified (GM) variety of cotton modified to express a toxin called Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt). This toxin is toxic to certain insect pests, such as the...

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Autoradiography- All you need to know!

Autoradiography is a specialised imaging technique that uses radioactive sources contained in the sample exposed. In 1924, first biological experiment involving autoradiography traced the distribution of Holonium in biological specimens....

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Algae: The Food Of The Future

As the world’s population expands every minute, there are more and more mouths to feed. There are so many mouths to feed that ‘overpopulation’ is now a big concern for...

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Cotton Fibres – The King of Fibres

Cotton is the “King of Fibre” and the most used fibre in the world. It grows in a boll-like structure around the seeds of the cotton plant. Cotton fibres are...

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Jute Fibres – The Fibre Of Future

Did you know? Jute is popularly called Golden Fibre due to its colour and high cash value. Jute fibres are the second most important vegetable fibre after cotton. It is...

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Merits and Demerits of Takhtajan’s Classification

Armen Takhtajan significantly contributed to the field of taxonomy by proposing a phylogenetic classification system. He was a Russian taxonomist who worked at the Komarov Botanical Institute in Leningrad which...