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India ranked as world’s fifth largest cultivated area under genetically modified (GM) crops

According to the Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/ GM Crops in 2017 by International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications (ISAAA), India has the world’s fifth largest cultivated area under genetically modified (GM) crops. However, this entire area is under single crop – cotton. Currently, the country with highest area under transgenic crops, at ..


World’s first ‘speed breeding’ technique to produce Wheat: Australia

Inspired by NASA’s experiments to grow wheat in space, Australian scientists have developed the world’s first ‘speed breeding’ technique that can boost the production of the crop by up to three times. The NASA experiments involved using continuous light on wheat which triggered early reproduction in the plants. The Australian scientists have used the technique ..


GM Mustard

Hybrid variety of a crop is obtained by crossing of two genetically diverse plants of same species and it can give higher yields than their parents. But mustard cannot be naturally hybridised because it is a self-pollinating plant having both male and female reproductive parts in a single flower. But researchers have created hybridised mustard using GM ..


DNA Based Computing

DNA based computing uses biological molecule instead of silicon chip for computing is DNA based computing. So (A)(T)(G)(C) will be used Instead of 0 and 1used in computer processing. In the field of DNA-based computing, the DNA contains the information, but the molecules are floating around in solution. It can be used to make nanotech ..


DNA Fingerprinting

DNA fingerprinting is a method used to identify an individual from a sample of DNA. It simultaneously detects lots of minisatellites in the genome to produce a pattern unique to an individual. The probability of having two people with the same DNA fingerprint that are not identical twins is very small. The DNA of each ..


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