Amit Vashishtha

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Three molecular marker systems, Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA (RAPD), Inter-Simple Sequence Repeats (ISSR) and Sequence-Related Amplified Polymorphism (SRAP) were employed to investigate the genetic structure and diversity among the 14 natural populations of Butea monosperma collected from different geographical regions of India. Detected by 17 RAPD, 15(More)
This study reports the first detection of Wolbachia and yeast-like symbiont (YLS) harbored in Kerria lacca (Kerr), a scale insect, latter of which produces an economically important natural resin, known as lac. Wolbachia was detected using PCR amplification and sequencing of 16S rDNA; and further confirmation and phylogenetic analysis was carried out by(More)
Medicinal plants are generating an ever-increasing amount of interest due to the effectiveness, low cost and minimal side-effects associated with drugs derived from them. Holarrhena antidysenterica (syn. H. pubescens) WALL., belonging to the family Apocynaceae, is commended for the medicinal applications of its stem bark, leaves and seeds in Ayurveda.(More)
As nanotechnology is expanding to several commercial fields, there is a need of ecofriendly and energy-efficient methods for the synthesis of nanoparticles. Algae have been discovered to reduce metal ions and subsequently for the biosynthesis of nanoparticles. Since algae-mediated biosynthesis of nanoparticles is an ecofriendly, economical, high-yielding,(More)
Ozone (O3) is a stratospheric layer that plays important role in providing support to humans for their survival. It is an essential factor for many global, biological and environmental phenomena. The ultra-violet (UV) rays emitted from sun are captured by ozone and thereby provide a stable ontological structure in the biosphere. Various anthropogenic(More)
Genetic diversity and relationship among three genera namely Drimia, Dipcadi and Ledebouria of Hyacinthaceae in India was studied using RAPD and SRAP markers. Twenty one RAPD primers and nine SRAP were used for analyzing 41 accessions. RAPD gave an average 12.6 markers per primer, while SRAP generated 10.1 markers per primer pair. The family emerged very(More)
Females of lac insects especially of Kerria lacca (Kerr) secret a resin known as lac for their own protection, which has tremendous applications. Lac insect completes its lifecycle on several host taxa where it exclusively feeds on phloem sap but Schleichera oleosa (Lour.) Oken, Butea monosperma (Lam.) and Ziziphus mauritiana (Lam.) are its major hosts.(More)
Lac, a resinous material having tremendous industrial applications, is secreted by the females of lac insect, Kerria lacca (Kerr) which thrives on various host taxa but commercially two most important taxa viz. Ziziphus mauritiana (Rhamnaceae) and Butea monosperma (Fabaceae), which are in use for lac cultivation in India. Thirty eight ‘elite’ trees of Z.(More)
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