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Scientists identify key peptide to develop a vaccine for leptospirosis

Researchers from Gujarat Biotechnology Research Centre, Gandhinagar have successfully identified key peptide that can be used to develop a new preventive vaccine against leptospirosis. In their study, researchers had identified peptide sequences that could bind to vaccine for long-lasting immune response. Key Facts The researchers had used bioinformatics (computational biology analysis) approach to study whole ..

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TGC sequences genomes of domesticated tomato & its wild ancestor

TGC: Tomato Genome Consortium TGC has sequenced the genomes of the domesticated tomato and its wild ancestor, ‘Solanum pimpinellifolium’. How this sequencing can benefit us? The genome sequencing will: Lower costs and speed up efforts to improve the worldwide tomato production Make it more potent to fight pests & pathogens, Increase its endurance to drought ..

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