Ambika Baldev Gaikwad

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Nineteen cashew accessions were analysed with 50 random primers, 12 ISSR primers and 6 AFLP primer pairs to compare the efficiency and utility of these techniques for detecting variation in cashew germplasm. Each marker system could discriminate between all of the accessions, albeit with varied efficiency of polymorphism detection. AFLP exhibited maximum(More)
Molecular characterization of 19 advanced cultivars and landraces of brinjal was carried out using RAPD and ISSR markers. Twenty-nine RAPD primers generated a total of 240 amplified fragments, while 23 anchored and non-anchored ISSR primers produced 299 fragments. Of these, 66 (27.5%) RAPD and 56 (18.73%) ISSR fragments were polymorphic. All the cultivars(More)
Indian cashew breeding programme has produced 24 selections and 11 hybrids with increased yield and excellent nut characters. Molecular profiles of these varieties were developed using a combination of five RAPD and four ISSR primers pre-selected for maximum discrimination and repeatability. A total of 94 markers were generated which discriminated all the(More)
Microsatellite or simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers are the preferred markers for genetic analyses of crop plants. The availability of a limited number of such markers in bitter gourd (Momordica charantia L.) necessitates the development and characterization of more SSR markers. These were developed from genomic libraries enriched for three dinucleotide,(More)
We report the development of a microarray platform for rapid and cost-effective genetic mapping, and its evaluation using rice as a model. In contrast to methods employing whole-genome tiling microarrays for genotyping, our method is based on low-cost spotted microarray production, focusing only on known polymorphic features. We have produced a genotyping(More)
Cashew (Anacardium occidentale L.), introduced into India about 400 years ago, is distributed widely in the coastal regions as spontaneous populations as well as in cultivation. Despite the plant's commercial exploitation, little is known about its actual introduction and diversification. We attempted to construct these events by investigating the level of(More)
The preparation method of metal based Indian traditional drugs involves conversion of a pure metal into its oxide by repeated high temperature calcination cycles. In this work, the effect of number of calcination cycles followed in the preparation of tin oxide based Ayurvedic drug, 'vanga bhasma' was studied by a systematic characterization of the drug(More)
Twelve Indian mango cultivars were fingerprinted using anchored-ISSR primers. Out of total 161 bands amplified, 113 (70.2%) were polymorphic, the polymorphism ranging from 50% to 94.1% depending upon the primer. One primer [5′ HVH(CA)7T 3′] with highest genotype index could uniquely identify each of the cultivars studied. Fingerprints based on polymorphic(More)
Serum adenosine deaminase (ADA) was studied in 60 patients of different types of leprosy and 50 healthy control subjects. ADA levels in patients with tuberculoid (50.50 +/- 5.22 U/L), borderline (41.14 +/- 3.89 U/L) and lepromatous leprosy (30.10 +/- .03 U/L) were higher than that in controls (17.84 +/- 2.78 U/L), thus correlating with the immunological(More)
Buckwheat (Fagopyrum spp.) has been an integral part of cold arid agro-ecology of the Indian Himalayas by providing food, nutritional and medicinal utilities. Development of trait-specific DNA markers can accelerate characterization of buckwheat accessions conserved in genebank and their subsequent utilization in varietal development programmes as well as(More)