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Gamma Irradiation to Enhance Jasmine Fragrance

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November 13, 2020 • Agriculture, Science, West Bengal

Breeding better varieties using conventional seed selection is not possible in jasmine, propagated vegitatively. So researchers in IIT Kharagpur used gamma irradiation on jasmine cuttings to induce mutations that enhance the fragrance of jasmine. Read on for details.

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Gamma Irradiation to Enhance Jasmine Fragrance

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Breeding better varieties using conventional seed selection is not possible in jasmine, propagated vegitatively. So researchers in IIT Kharagpur used gamma irradiation on jasmine cuttings to induce mutations that enhance the fragrance of jasmine. Read on for details.

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Dairy Wastewater to Power: Microbial fuel cells

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Instead of polluting environment, diary wastewater can be used for electricity generation, say researchers from NIT Agarthala. Read on.

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Expanding peafowl distribution in Kerala

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Sanjo Jose and P O Nameer, from the Kerala Agricultural University were puzzled about increased sightings of peacocks in Kerala. Investigating into the environmental and climatic factors that increase distribution of peafowl, they find that the species may soon extent its territory in Kerala.

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Diesel and Petrol Blend: cleaner combustion and more efficiency

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To achieve reduced emissions, improved fuel efficiency and increased load carrying capacity of compression ignition engines, Devendra Deshmukh and Vasudev D Chaudhari from IIT Indore suggest blending of diesel and petrol.

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Priming Seeds to Reduce Arsenic Toxicity

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Priming seeds with 2-oxoglutarate, a intermediate between carbohydrate and protein metabolic pathways, alleviate the symptoms of arsenic toxicity and reduces accumulation of arsenic in plants. Researchers from Allahabad provide evidence.

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Alzheimer’s Disease: Acetylcholinesterase inhibitors from plants

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Angamba Potshangbam and team from Manipur University queried their database of medicinal plants to search for alternatives to donezepil, used for Alzheimer’s. Using molecular docking and in vitro studies they identified two plants with potential for ameliorating Alzheimer’s disease.

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