Janarthanan Sundaram

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Peanut is a legume crop that belongs to the family of Fabaceae, genus Arachis, and botanically named as Arachis hypogaea. Peanuts are consumed in many forms such as boiled peanuts, peanut oil, peanut butter, roasted peanuts, and added peanut meal in snack food, energy bars and candies. Peanuts are considered as a vital source of nutrients. Nutrition plays(More)
A lectin with insecticidal property against the stored product pest, Callosobruchus maculatus was successfully isolated from the seeds of Canavalia virosa using standard affinity chromatography. The isolated molecule typically behaved like a lectin in its characteristics. It agglutinated indicator red blood cells (RBC) in its native as well as enzyme(More)
Lectins also identified as hemagglutinins are multivalent proteins and on account of their fine sugar-binding specificity play an important role in immune system of invertebrates. The present study was carried out on the hemolymph lectin of cockroach, Periplaneta americana with appropriate screening and purification to understand its molecular as well as(More)
The genomic DNA from ten isolates of the cattle tick, Boophilus microplus collected in and around Chennai, India, was analyzed by random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) using PCR. Selected five random primers were used for the study of genetic variability among different isolates of B. microplus. A high degree of genetic polymorphism with a different(More)
Pulses, the most important source of high-quality dietary proteins are prone to serious damage due to insect pests, of which 20–25% damage was inflicted by stored product bruchid pest, Callosobruchus maculatus (F.). An alternative approach to control these insect pests apart from fumigation is the use of primary metabolites involved in plant defense(More)
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