Mohinder Pal

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Aging of the donor tree decreased adventitious root formation in shoot cuttings of Tectona grandis Linn. f. (teak). Exogenous application of auxins, i.e., α-naphthalene acetic acid (NAA) and indole-3-butyric acid (IBA) has a significant positive effect on the percentage of rooting. The maximum percent rooting was obtained with 4,000 ppm IBA as compared to(More)
Of the four interspecific hybrids, three (A. graecizans var. graecizans X A. tricolor cv. ‘Purple leaf’, A. lividus var. lividus X A. tricolor var. viridis and A. gracilis X A. tricolor cv. ‘Purple leaf’) were studied cytologically. In all the three, differentiation between the parents is chiefly a result of interchanges and paracentric inversions. The(More)
The main objective of our clonal propagation program is the production of high quality timber and faster tree growth. Teak (Tectona grandis Linn. f.) is an important plantation species in the tropics but the demand of teak timber is increasing globally. Teak planting stock is still produced from seeds of unselected elite genotypes which may lead to poor(More)
Shoot anatomical features viz., number of vessel elements, width and length of vessel and fibre elements were studied in relation to juvenility/maturity of teak (Tectona grandis Linn. f.). The findings show significant differences in these features, which indicates that variation in shoot anatomy can be used as a reliable indicator of juvenility/maturity in(More)
A. spinosus is a spinous and noxious weed with 17 II, while A. dubius is the only polyploid (4x) species of the genus with 32 II and is commonly used as a pot herb. The natural hybridization is far more successful (upto 80%) with the diploid as the female parent. The most common configurations in the triploid hybrid are 17II + 15I and 1 I V + 15II + 15I.(More)
The complete genome sequence of 5.77 Mb is reported for Paenibacillus sp. strain IHBB 10380, isolated from the cold desert area of the northwestern Himalayas and exhibiting amylase and cellulase activities. The gene-coding clusters predicted the presence of genes for hydrolytic enzymes in the genome.
A previously uncharacterized species of the genus Arthrobacter, strain IHBB 11108 (MCC 2780), is a Gram-positive, strictly aerobic, nonmotile, cold-adapted, and protease-producing alkaliphilic actinobacterium, isolated from shallow undersurface water from Chandra Tal Lake, Lahaul-Spiti, India. The complete genome of the strain is 3.6 Mb in size with an(More)
While the two parents of the hybrid have 17 and 32 chromosomes respectively, the hybrid commensurate with its meiosis, has a variety of chromosome numbers in pollen grains. On the basis of their size, the grains may be grouped in two categories: macropollen (21–26μ; 77%) and micropollen (8–14μ; 23%). These contain 19–27 and 1–4 chromosomes respectively.(More)
The cold-active esterases are gaining importance due to their catalytic activities finding applications in chemical industry, food processes and detergent industry as additives, and organic synthesis of unstable compounds as catalysts. In the present study, the complete genome sequence of 4,843,645 bp with an average 34.08% G + C content and 4260(More)
AbstractIn this paper we formulate Stein–minimax type estimators and compare the performance properties with other estimators in case of mean value predictions. When the model is estimated by ordinary least squares it has been observed that least squares predicted is unbiased while minimax and Stein-minimax predictors are biased. The superiority conditions(More)