Vinod Singh Gour

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The callus mediated regeneration system for Balanites aegyptiaca (L) Del is reported here. Different explants like apical buds, young thorns and cotyledon pieces from mature tree and root segments from in vitro raised seedlings were used for callus induction on MS medium supplemented with 2.23 μM 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid. Seven to eight weeks old(More)
Extracellular Polymeric Substances (EPS) of microbial origin are complex biopolymers and vary greatly in their chemical composition. They have a great potential in chelation of metal ions. In this work, the effect of growth phase, temperature and pH on production of EPS by two bacteria Azotobacter beijreinckii and Bacillus subtilis have been studied.(More)
Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Del., commonly known as hingota or desert date is an evergreen xerophyte. This plant can survive in a wide range of climatic conditions. It can withstand high temperature, high light intensity, high wind velocity and severe drought. The fruits and roots of this plant contain diosgenin, which can be used in pharmaceutical industry(More)
Carbon sequestration potential in terms of above and below ground biomass carbon and soil organic carbon in orchards of Emblica officinalis in semi-arid Rajasthan has been estimated. Total carbon stock in soil was calculated using allometric equations. Physico-chemical properties of topsoil and subsoil have been studied using standard methods. Chakaiya(More)
There is an urgent need for a biodegradable, hydrophobic material that can be used in developing packaging materials. In this preliminary study, epicuticular wax has been extracted from the leaves of Calotropis procera and Alstonia scholaris using various solvents (i.e., ethanol, methanol, benzene, and acetone). The highest wax amounts were found to be 0.54(More)
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