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.
Aerosols of two and half and ten micrometres are considered as measures of air pollution. The proportion of elemental carbon in the aerosols that gets deposited in lungs may also need to be included, argue scientists.
Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in soils are known to improve crop productivity. But what if the soil is saline, contaminated with arsenic and is flooded for rice cultivation? How do we improve the diversity and population of these fungi?
Cancer, according to a 2018 survey, afflicted two million people and killed approximately eight lakhs. In most cases, cancer is undetectable till the last stage. Therefore, simple and easy detectors are in demand for early detection. Now, Tanusree Roy from the UEM, Kolkata has devised an electro-sensor to distinguish between cancerous and non-cancerous cells based… Read More ›
While public discourse focus attention on arsenic in ground water, researchers from West Bengal call attention to arsenic in cooked rice.