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What is Beal seed viability experiment?

The Beal Seed Viability Experiment was begun by William James Beam. He was an American Botanist who worked at the Michigan State University. What is Beal Seed Viability Experiment? In 1879, Beal began one of the longest running experiments in botany. The experiment aims to study how long a weed can stay dormant in agricultural ..

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National Science Day- ‘Women in Science’

In light of the National Science Day, the government had announced the establishment of 11 chairs in the name of Indian women scientists. Janaki Ammal: Janaki Ammal was a pioneering Indian botanist born in Madras Presidency of British India. She is a noted for her works in the field of cytogenetics and phytogeography. Her most ..

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Lecanorchis taiwaniana discovered in Assam

In Assam, a type of orchid – Lecanorchis taiwaniana (parasitic bloom) – has coincidentally discovered by Assam’s forest officer named Jatindra Sarma. The parasitic bloom is a variant of a Japanese orchid. It is found to have a maximum height of 40 cm and a blossoming period of five-six days. It is a Myco-heterotroph and ..

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India’s Seed Vault: at Chang La

India’s Seed Vault is located at Chang La (Ladakh) in the Himalayas, at a height of 17,300 feet, there is a storage facility with over 5,000 seed accessions. One accession consists of a set of seeds of one species collected from different locations or different populations. The vault is a joint venture of the National ..

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BSI and UK’s Natural History Museum (NHM) signs pact for cooperation in field of genetic/taxonomic studies

The Botanical Survey of India (BSI) and UK’s Natural History Museum (NHM) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in New Delhi on February 16, 2018 for cooperation in the field of genetic/taxonomic studies, research and training, conservation in India, including species and habitat conservation assessments, etc. The MoU will pave the way for BSI ..

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