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Assessment of Genetic Diversity in Sweet Orange [Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck] Cultivars of India Using Morphological and RAPD Markers
The presence of low genetic diversity within C. sinensis is indicated, which could be explained by the fact that much of the phenotypic variation observed may be because of some somatic mutations.
Endophytic Fungi Isolated from Oil-Seed Crop Jatropha curcas Produces Oil and Exhibit Antifungal Activity
Dual plate culture bioassays and bioactivity assays of solvent extracts of fungal mycelia showed that isolates of Colletotrichum truncatum were effective against plant pathogenic fungi Fusarium oxysporum and Sclerotinia sclerotiorum.
Paenibacillus lentimorbus Inoculation Enhances Tobacco Growth and Extenuates the Virulence of Cucumber mosaic virus
Soil inoculation of Paenibacillus lentimorbus B-30488 enhanced the plant vigor while significantly decreased the virulence and virus RNA accumulation by ~12 fold (91%) in systemic leaves of CMV infected tobacco plants as compared to the control ones.
Elucidation of Complex Nature of PEG Induced Drought-Stress Response in Rice Root Using Comparative Proteomics Approach
It is proposed that protein biogenesis, cell defense, and superior homeostasis may render better drought-adaptation, which might expedite the functional determination of the drought-responsive proteins and their prioritization as potential molecular targets for perfect adaptation.
Metabolites of endophytic fungi as novel source of biofungicide: a review
Endophytic fungi are known to harbour compound(s) beneficial for plant health as well as human health. Among the metabolites of agrochemical and pharmaceutical importance alkaloids are the major.
Molecular differentiation in Indian Citrus L. (Rutaceae) inferred from nrDNA ITS sequence analysis
This study supports the concept of Citrus medica (citron), C. reticulata (mandarin), and C. maxima (pummelo) as the basic species of the genus and could not find any clear cut differentiation between subgenera Citrus and Papeda as proposed in Swingle’s Citrus classification system.
Bulb yield and quality of onion (Allium cepa L.) as affected by application rates of nitrogen and potassium fertilizer
A field experiment was conducted during winter of 2000–2001 to find out the effect of application of N and K levels on onion bulb yield, quality of crop and the uptake of nutrients by the crop.