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Vitamin A deficiency caused by insufficient intake of β-carotene has emerged as one of the most important problems afflicting people worldwide. Traditional yellow maize is predominated by lutein and zeaxanthin; but contains low β-carotene par below the daily requirement for humans. A natural variant of crtRB1 allele increases β-carotene in kernel by(More)
Deficiency of iron and zinc causes micronutrient malnutrition or hidden hunger, which severely affects ~25% of global population. Genetic biofortification of maize has emerged as cost effective and sustainable approach in addressing malnourishment of iron and zinc deficiency. Therefore, understanding the genetic variation and stability of kernel(More)
An ultrathin Ni/Ni(OH)2 hybrid electrode has been synthesized using a controlled reverse pulse modulated electrochemical approach and demonstrated as an advanced pseudocapacitor material having a remarkable specific capacitance and excellent cycling performance.
In Table 1, the data provided in the Fe and Zn columns are inadvertently repeated under the Mn and Cu columns. Please see the corrected Table 1 here. Copyright: © 2015 Mallikarjuna et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in(More)
A novel leaf rust responsive ta-siRNA-producing locus was identified in wheat showing similarity to 28S rRNA and generated four differentially expressing ta-siRNAs by phasing which targeted stress responsive genes. Trans-acting-small interfering RNAs (Ta-siRNAs) are plant specific molecules generally involved in development and are also stress responsive.(More)
Sweet corn has recently experienced sharp rise in demand worldwide. Recessive sugary1 (su1) and shrunken2 (sh2) that enhances kernel sweetness have been abundantly used in sweet corn breeding. Analyses of genetic diversity among sweet corn inbreds assume great significance for their effective utilization in hybrid breeding. A set of 48 diverse sweet corn(More)
Conduct of clinical trials has undergone substantial changes over the last two decades. Newer markets, evolving guidelines and documentation and high cost involved in conducting the trials have led pharmaceutical companies to prepare a risk mitigation plan. Extensive monitoring of potential risks is an essential element of clinical trials which helps to(More)
Salt overly sensitive (SOS) pathway genes, SOS1 (plasma membrane Na+/H+ antiporter), SOS2 (CBL interacting protein kinase 24), and SOS3 (calcineurin B like protein 4) are associated with active efflux of toxic sodium ions (Na+) from cytosol and thus confer salinity tolerance in glycophytic plants such as Arabidopsis. The role of SOS pathway genes SOS2 and(More)
Fruits of ‘Hayward’, ‘Allison’, Abbott’, ‘Bruno’ and ‘Monty’ cultivars of kiwifruit were evaluated for weight loss (WL), decay rot, fruit firmness, total phenolics, rates of ethylene production and respiration, antioxidant (AOX) activity, polygalacturonase (PG) and lipoxygenase (LOX) enzyme activities and quality attributes at ambient conditions (22 ± 2 °C(More)