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  • DNA barcoding may help conserve fish biodiversity in NE India

    DNA barcoding may help conserve fish biodiversity in NE India

    New Delhi (ISW): Unsustainable use of fishery resources and declining fish diversity are matters of grave concern. The identification and cataloguing fishes is necessary for conservation of endangered species. Such efforts may also help in...

    2018-06-18T11:14:38+05:30
  • Popular rice variety gets extra gene power to fight bacterial attacks

    Popular rice variety gets extra gene power to fight bacterial attacks

    Hyderabad (ISW) - Researchers at the Hyderabad-based Indian Institute of Rice Research have developed a new variety of the popular Improved Samba Mahsuri (ISM) rice that can resist bacterial blight disease. Bacterial blight disease, which affects...

    2018-06-16T11:13:57+05:30
  • Scientists develop early flowering transgenic mustard

    Scientists develop early flowering transgenic mustard

    New Delhi (ISW): Researchers at Delhi-based TERI School of Advanced Studies have developed an early flowering transgenic variety of mustard. The work is important as Indian mustard is a major oilseed crop in the country and due to changing...

    2018-06-09T11:30:58+05:30
  • Coral bleaching of 2016 caused severe mortality in Gulf of Mannar

    Coral bleaching of 2016 caused severe mortality in Gulf of Mannar

    Tuticorin-Tamil Nadu (ISW) - Corals lose their beautiful colours and even die during a coral bleaching event. The corals in the Gulf of Mannar suffered severe losses during the global coral bleaching event that occurred between March and...

    2018-05-24T13:46:54+05:30
  • Indian scientists show nanofertilizers can boost zinc uptake in wheat

    Indian scientists show nanofertilizers can boost zinc uptake in wheat

    Pune (ISW): Micronutrient deficiency is a major challenge in India. Agronomic fortification of food grains could be used to compensate micronutrient levels in grains but it leads to nutrient wastage as well as environmental pollution resulting from...

    2018-05-11T10:11:22+05:30
  • Ozone pollution can damage wheat crop

    Ozone pollution can damage wheat crop

    Varanasi (ISW) - Air pollution is not only injurious to human health, but to plant life also. Scientists from Banaras Hindu University (BHU) have found most wheat cultivars developed after the year 2000 are more sensitive to damage due to ozone -a...

    2018-05-08T16:43:06+05:30
  • Western Ghats biodiversity is a significant source of moisture for monsoon

    Western Ghats biodiversity is a significant source of moisture for monsoon

    Pune (ISW)) - The mountain range that runs along the west coast of peninsular India from Tamil Nadu through Kerala, Karnataka, and Goa to Maharashtra is known as the Western Ghats and is very well known for its majestic beauty. It is also among the...

    2018-05-07T10:16:29+05:30
  • New guar gum based hydrogel may help save drought-hit crops

    New guar gum based hydrogel may help save drought-hit crops

    Ranchi (ISW) - Indian scientists have developed a hydrogel from gum of guar (cluster bean) that can increase soil moisture and help farmers save their crops in case of water scarcity. Hydrogels are network of polymers that can hold...

    2018-03-30T13:51:54+05:30
  • Extreme rainfall events in India linked to man-made emissions: study

    Extreme rainfall events in India linked to man-made emissions: study

    Gandhinagar (ISW): Here is more evidence why we need to worry about climate change. A new study says extreme rainfall events are on the rise in India and attributes the trend to man-made emissions, what scientists call anthropogenic warming. Not...

    2018-03-30T12:41:02+05:30
  • Keralas traditional rice varieties are storehouse of nutrition: study

    Kerala's traditional rice varieties are storehouse of nutrition: study

    Kochi (ISW): Rice is a staple food for millions of Indians. It can also be a vital source of nutrition and health-benefiting substances if some of the nutritious varieties of rice traditionally grown can be popularized and polishing is kept to a...

    2018-03-23T16:35:29+05:30
  • Scientists accurately model the action of aerosols on clouds

    Scientists accurately model the action of aerosols on clouds

    Tokyo (ISJ) – An international group of researchers have, for the first time, accurately calculated the effects of aerosols on cloud in a climate model using the powerful K computer – the highest calibre of supercomputers in the world.Aerosols play...

    2018-03-09T13:36:53+05:30
  • Soil bacteria, Bt, has a life beyond GM crops

    Soil bacteria, Bt, has a life beyond GM crops

    Aligarh (ISW) - Soil bacteria, Bacillus thuringiensis or Bt, became famous for its connection with genetically modified crops like Bt cotton and Bt brinjal. But it has use beyond GM crops in agriculture. A group of Indian scientists have found new...

    2017-11-12T11:41:36+05:30
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