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Tissue culture of Orchids

Orchids are beautiful, mysterious and slow groiwng pernnial plants which can be easily cultured in your home (lab). Everything a living plant needs as a heterotrophic organism (that is, when growing in vitro) must be available to it through the nutrient medium. The nutrition is more specific and sensitive than for an adult pot-plant and for plants living in situ .

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Verify the Purity of Honey

Image of Verify the Purity of HoneyFor every 100% pure unadulterated honey product on the market today, there are several fake, impure ones. Unfortunately, it is incredibly difficult to tell genuinely pure bee's honey from those that claim to be. There are a few simple tests you can run to verify the purity of honey.

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Effect of Arsenic on Different crop plants

Image of leaf burning of V. sinensisAbstract: In the present work effect of arsenic (As) on seed germination, growth activities, metabolic activities and internal structure was investigated in seven varieties of crop plants at three growth stages e.g; a) germination , b) vegetative and c) flowering.  The concentrations of As(III) was in the range of 10-50 ppm. Arsenic inhibited the total germination activity of the seeds of V. radiata  and V. unguiculata at 10 ppm, but comparatively less inhibitory effect was noted in T. aestivum and P. sativum even at 50 ppm As.  The sequence of germination (%) in control was: P. sativum > T. aestivum = V. radiata> O. sativa = V. unguiculata> A. esculentus and at 10 ppm As was P. sativum> T. aestivum> A. esculentus> O. sativa> V. sinensis.

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Benefits of Modern plant biotechnology

Modern biotechnology is the latest stage in the development of plant breeding technology. It can be used to slow down the process of spoilage so that fruit can ripen longer on the plant and then be transported to the consumer with a still reasonable shelf life. This improves the taste, texture and appearance of the fruit. More importantly, it could expand the market for farmers in developing countries due to the reduction in spoilage.

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Oyster Mushroom Cultivation

Image 1: Oyster mushroomMushroom is an exotic and nutritious source of vegetarian food. It has many varieties. Most of them are edible. Mushrooms have a high nutritional value and are high in protein. They are also a good source of vitamins (B1, B2, B12 and C), essential amino acids and carbohydrates but are low in fat and fibre and contain no starch. When fresh they have a very high water content of around 90%.

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The Parts of Plant Breeding

Image1: The Parts of Plant BreedingAsexual reproduction occurs when a part of the plant is separated from the parent plant and develops into a complete plant. It can be brought about artificially by means of leaf cuttings, stem cuttings, root cuttings, etc. Plants that originate from asexual reproduction are usually identical to the parent plant. Sexual reproduction involves the union of a male and a female germ cell. The plants originating from sexual reproduction are often quite different from their parents and from each other. Because of this possibility for variation, sexual reproduction of plants is the method used by plant breeders in developing new strains and varieties.

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The Process of Plant Genetic Engineering

The genetic improvement of crop plants for the benefit of society through the development of novel breeding methodologies and the discovery and deployment of economically important genes.

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