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Impact of excess zinc on growth parameters, cell division, nutrient accumulation, photosynthetic pigments and oxidative stress of sugarcane (Saccharum spp.)
Findings confirm suggest that excess Zn adversely affects root growth and mitotic efficiency, enhances chromosomal aberrations and increases growth and nutrient accumulation abnormalities, as well as oxidative stress in sugarcane plants. Expand
Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) transgenic crop: an environment friendly insect-pest management strategy.
There is need to organize public awareness and present the benefits of Bt transgenic crops to improve social attitude for their rational deployment and it is generally agreed that 'high-dose/refuge strategy' is the most promising and practical approach to prolong the effectiveness of BT toxins. Expand
Sugarcane bud chips: A promising seed material
This study aims at improving sprouting and establishment of bud chip seed stocks of sugarcane by pre-planting soaking in growth promoting chemicals and recorded higher bud sprouting, root number, fresh weight of shoot and roots and plant vigor index. Expand
Biochemical and Physiological Response to Salicylic Acid in Relation to the Systemic Acquired Resistance
The high chlorophyll (Chl) (a + b) content in IFC 902 showed a good correlation with the net photosynthetic rate (PN), as in this genotype a significant increase in PN was found after the SA treatment. Expand
Development of a reverse transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification (RT-LAMP) assay for the detection of Sugarcane mosaic virus and Sorghum mosaic virus in sugarcane.
A reverse transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification (RT-LAMP) assay was developed for detecting Sugarcane mosaic virus and Sorghum mosaic virus in sugarcane, and three primer sets designed for detecting SCMV and four for detecting SrMV were successful. Expand
Change in phenylalanine ammonia lyase activity and isozyme patterns of polyphenol oxidase and peroxidase by salicylic acid leading to enhance resistance in cowpea against Rhizoctonia solani
Increase in PAL activities was further observed specifically in UPC-4200 when plants were exposed with Rhizoctoniasolani spores, and of the ten detected isoforms of polyphenol oxidase, isoforms 7 and 10, and isoform 4 of peroxidase showed increased activities by SA application. Expand
Effect of ethephon and calcium chloride on growth and biochemical attributes of sugarcane bud chips
Pre-planting soaking in growth-promoting chemicals viz ethephon and calcium chloride solutions helps in enhancing bud sprouting, root growth, and plant vigor by altering some of the key biochemical attributes essential for the early growth and better establishment of bud chips under field conditions which is otherwise poor in untreated chips. Expand
Effect of salicylic acid on morphological and biochemical attributes in cowpea.
It is evident from the present study that UPC 4200 genotype was more responsive to salicylic acid both in terms of increased peroxidase activity and less negative effect on morphological attributes, thus suggesting its wider use without negative impact on environment as salicyric acid has been reported in plants. Expand
Physico-Chemical Method of Preserving Sucrose in Harvested Sugarcane at High Ambient Temperature in a Sub-Tropical Climate
Sugarcane in subtropical areas is harvested under a wide array of temperatures, grading from 8 to 42°C. The crushing of harvested cane is often delayed for longer than 72 h leading to a steep declineExpand
Influence of salicylic acid on protein content and catalase activity in relation to systemic acquired resistance in cowpea against root rot
Salicylic acid treatment as foliar spray caused a reduction in the root rot disease caused by Rhizoctonia so/ani to control as revealed by disease progress curve. Total soluble proteins and catalaseExpand