The effect of ascorbic acid (0, 5, 10, 20, 30, 40 and 150 mgl-1) on blackening and sprouting of Musa spp genotypes was investigated using shoot tip culture. Ascorbic acid did not minimize blackening, but rather markedly reduced the sprouting of cultured shoot tip explants. Ascorbic acid, genotype and genotype x ascorbic acid interactions were significant for shoot tip blackening and... Read more.
A unique type of fuel cell with a potential in long-term is the bio fuel. The data obtained from the studies undertaken reflect glucose yielding the peak voltage. However, sucrose is cheap, similar to glucose in the electricity production pattern. Using glucose in anaerobic culture conditions, the microbial fuel cell produced a peak voltage of 1.35 by organisms Saccharomyces cerevisiae but different current... Read more.
The Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever is a viral disease, widespread amongst domestic as well as wild animals, and probably may affects humans too. This virus belonging to Bunyaviridae family contains viral RNA-dependent RNA polymerase catalyzing the biosynthesis of the RNA strands. As a consequence of inhibition of a target enzyme protein, namely, RNA-dependent RNA polymerase there is a... Read more.
In a survey during 2007 to 2009 at Gorakhpur and nearby locations of North Eastern Uttar Pradesh, India leaf curling, foliar deformation and distortion symptoms were observed on Zinnia elegans plants. The associated White fly population indicated the possible presence of begomovirus in the field. Therefore, Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) was performed with the begomovirus specific primers (TLCV-CP). Total... Read more.
A 16-week study using 2 certified land races of Telfairia occidentalis Hook F plants, to ascertain the effectiveness of calcium in prolonging the shelf life of the leaves and identify the pathogens that cause leaf rot of the plant was carried out. The two varieties were subjected to 5 levels of calcium carbonate treatments (0.25, 0.50, 0.75, and 1 g and control (0 g) in 20 kg... Read more.
Each monomer of the trimeric outer membrane porin OmpF of Salmonella typhi folds as a 16-stranded β-barrel with eight short turns at the periplasmic side and eight loops on the cell surface side. Yellow fluorescent protein (YFP) has been engineered into Loop 7 of OmpF. HindIII and EcoRV restriction sites were introduced in the region corresponding to Loop 7 of ompF gene.... Read more.
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