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Scientists have proposed sex chromosomes to be the real reason behind why women live longer lives on average than men. Sex Chromosomes Chromosomes are structures that bear the DNA in the nucleus of cells. Humans have 23 pairs of chromosomes in their cells. One of these pairs is the sex chromosomes. These are the X ..


Micro RNA

Indian researchers recently discovered the process used by plants to make microRNA. The study involved scientists from National Centre for Biological Sciences and Thanjavur’s Sastra University. Are microRNAs found only in plants? microRNAs or miRNAs are ncRNA/ non-coding Ribonucleic Acid molecules found not only in plants, but also in humans, other animals and even some ..


ICRISAT-led team identifies Climate-Resilient Genes in Chickpea

Recently, an international collaboration of 20 research organizations led by Hyderabad-based International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) identified climate resilient genes in chickpea. They cracked genetic code to develop climate resilient chickpea with genes for heat tolerance and genes for drought tolerance. Key Findings Scientists study based on complete genome sequencing of ..