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Genetic manipulation of the oil-yielding crop plants for better oil quality through biotechnological methods is an important aspect of crop improvement. Due to the inherent absence of the Δ6-desaturase (d6D) function, Brassica juncea, an oil-yielding crop plant, is unable to synthesize γ-linolenic acid (GLA), a nutritionally important fatty acid although(More)
We have previously demonstrated that introgression of PcINO1 gene from Porteresia coarctata (Roxb.) Tateoka, coding for a novel salt-tolerant L-myo-inositol 1-phosphate synthase (MIPS) protein, confers salt tolerance to transgenic tobacco plants (Majee, M., Maitra, S., Dastidar, K.G., Pattnaik, S., Chatterjee, A., Hait, N.C., Das, K.P. and Majumder, A.L.(More)
Methylated inositol D-pinitol (3-O-methyl-D-chiro-inositol) accumulates in a number of plants naturally or in response to stress. Here, we present evidence for accumulation and salt-enhanced synthesis of pinitol in Porteresia coarctata, a halophytic wild rice, in contrast to its absence in domesticated rice. A cDNA for Porteresia coarctata inositol methyl(More)
Blood meal analysis of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus, collected from cattle sheds and human dwellings in the highly congested residential areas of the city, and from outdoor situations in an urban garden, revealed a high bovine blood index of both the species in the former and a high human blood index in the latter two collection areas. The difference(More)
In this paper, learning algorithm for a single multiplicative spiking neuron (MSN) is proposed and tested for various applications where a multilayer perceptron (MLP) neural network is conventionally used. It is found that a single MSN is sufficient for the applications that require a number of neurons in different hidden layers of a conventional neural(More)
Tripeptide with redox active chemical entities based smart organogels have been used for in situ formation and stabilization of gold and silver nanoparticles within the supramolecular gel networks and the gold nanoparticles are aligned in arrays along the gel nanofibers of peptide 1-toluene gels.
Introgression and functional expression of either the PcINO1 (l-myo-inositol 1-phosphate synthase or MIPS coding gene from the wild halophytic rice, Porteresia coarctata) or McIMTI (inositol methyl transferase, IMTI coding gene from common ice plant Mesembryanthemum crystallinum) has earlier been shown to confer salt tolerance to transgenic tobacco plants(More)
Nowadays, exposure to heavy metals and their detrimental effects in humans are grave health concerns. In this study, we investigated the protective effect of resveratrol (RES) against CdCl2 (cadmium chloride)-induced impairment of spermatogenesis, histopathological alterations, and the up-regulation of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) signaling(More)
The pH-induced self-assembly of three synthetic tripeptides in water medium is used to immobilize luminescent CdS nanoparticles. These peptides form a nanofibrillar network structure upon gelation in aqueous medium at basic pH values (pH 11.0-13.0), and the fabrication of CdS nanoparticles on the gel nanofiber confers the luminescent property to these gels.(More)
Plants can produce their own set of defense molecules in an attempt to survive under stressed conditions. Dehydrins play a considerable role in protecting the plants under varied stress situations. We have isolated a novel SK3 type dehydrin from Sorghum capable of protecting the enzyme lactate dehydrogenase in vitro under both cold and high temperature.(More)