Ashok Kumar Shrawat

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Plant scientists have long recognized the need to develop crops that absorb and use nutrients more efficiently. Two approaches have been used to increase nutrient use efficiency (NUE) in crop plants. The first involves both traditional breeding and marker-assisted selection in an attempt to identify the genes involved. The second uses novel gene constructs(More)
Summary Nitrogen is quantitatively the most essential nutrient for plants and a major factor limiting crop productivity. One of the critical steps limiting the efficient use of nitrogen is the ability of plants to acquire it from applied fertilizer. Therefore, the development of crop plants that absorb and use nitrogen more efficiently has been a long-term(More)
Cereal crops have been the primary targets for improvement by genetic transformation because of their worldwide importance for human consumption. For a long time, many of these important cereals were difficult to genetically engineer, mainly as a result of their inherent limitations associated with the resistance to Agrobacterium infection and their(More)
Crop plants require nitrogen for key macromolecules, such as DNA, proteins and metabolites, yet they are generally inefficient at acquiring nitrogen from the soil. Crop producers compensate for this low nitrogen utilization efficiency by applying nitrogen fertilizers. However, much of this nitrogen is unavailable to the plants as a result of microbial(More)
A critical step in the development of a robust Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated transformation -system for cereal crop plants is the establishment of optimal conditions for efficient T-DNA delivery into target tissue, from which plants can be regenerated. Although, Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of cereals is an important method that has been(More)
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