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Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) genotypes are sensitive to low temperature (<10°C) during its reproductive stage suffer from abortion of flowers, infertile pods and small shriveled seeds that resulted in a significant decrease in crop yield. In the present investigation seeds of a number of cold stress-tolerant and susceptible genotypes were evaluated for(More)
Early maturing short duration cold-tolerant chickpea cultivars are being introduced to avoid yield loss from spell faced by crops. However, the biochemical basis of the low temperature stress tolerance is not known. In the present study carbon and nitrogen metabolizing enzymes in nodules along with physiological indices were measured in early maturing short(More)
Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, in partnership with the Harlem United Community AIDS Center, has developed a service-learning (SL) program for use in the training of Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residents. This article presents basic tenets of SL, their applicability for dentistry, and our experience implementing SL in care(More)
To identify some effective and eco-friendly inhibitors of a serious pest of pulse crops, Callosobruchus maculatus, seeds of 10 genotypes of rice bean, Vigna umbellata and mungbean variety, PAU 911 as susceptible check were screened. The different genotypes of rice bean were found to arrest the growth and development of C. maculatus at grub stages in varying(More)
Helicoverpa armigera is the most devastating pest of important crops causing heavy yield losses. The larval midgut harbours proteases and their inhibition starves insects to death or may disrupt their normal metabolism. So there is need to characterize gut protease and its potential inhibitors. A serine protease (trypsin like) from H. armigera gut was(More)
Six genotypes and thirty-eight advance breeding lines of lentil (Lens culinaris Medik.) were evaluated for carbohydrate composition, soluble proteins, mineral content and antinutritional traits such as phenolic compounds, tannins, trypsin inhibitors, saponins and phytic acid. The average content of total sugars, starch and proteins was found to be 47.18,(More)
Seeds of thirty chickpea genotypes were evaluated for their stress tolerance capacity and nutritional status. The genotypes exhibiting higher 1,1-Diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl radical scavenging activity (≥57.1 %), high proline (≥0.23 µmol/g) and total phenol (≥0.77 mg/g) contents were observed to exhibit reduced levels of hydrogen peroxide (≤160.3 µmol/g) and(More)
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