Aadi Moolam Ramesh

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Pongamia pinnata L. is a multipurpose versatile legume that is well known as a prospective feedstock biodiesel species. However, to date, there has been little genomic research aimed at the exploitation of the biotechnological potential of this species. Genetic characterization of any plant is a challenging task when there is no information about the genome(More)
Pongamia pinnata has an added advantage of N2-fixing ability and tolerance to stress conditions as compared with other biodiesel crops. It harbours "rhizobia" as an endophytic bacterial community on its root nodules. A gram-negative, nonmotile, fast-growing, rod-shaped, bacterial strain VKLR-01(T) was isolated from root nodules of Pongamia that grew optimal(More)
Molecular genetic fingerprints of eleven Hedychium species from Northeast India were developed using PCR based markers. Fifteen inter-simple sequence repeats (ISSRs) and five amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP) primers produced 547 polymorphic fragments. Positive correlation (r = 0.46) was observed between the mean genetic similarity and genetic(More)
A new full length cDNA clone encoding stearoyl-ACP desaturase (SAD) was isolated from seeds of Pongamia pinnata, an oil yielding legume plant. The cDNA clone (PpSAD) contained a single open reading frame of 1182-bp coding for 393 amino acids with a predicted molecular mass of 45.04 kDa, and shares similarity with SAD from other plants. Characteristics of(More)
The potentiality of Pongamia pinnata L. as a sustainable source of feedstock for the biodiesel industry is dependent on an extensive knowledge of the genome structure of the plant. Flow cytometry, with propidium iodide (PI) as the DNA stain, was used to estimate the nuclear DNA content of P. pinnata, with respect to Zea mays 'CE-777' as standard. The(More)
Turmeric (Curcuma longa L.) is a domesticated cultivar belonging to the family Zingiberaceae and is widely used as spice, medicine and cosmetics. In the current paper, the genetic structure of nineteen commercial cultivars of turmeric of northeast (NE) India was assessed by molecular markers and their genome size. The average polymorphism, polymorphic(More)
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