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Rice is a staple cereal of India cultivated in about 43.5Mha area but with relatively low average productivity. Abiotic factors like drought, flood and salinity affect rice production adversely in more than 50% of this area. Breeding rice varieties with inbuilt tolerance to these stresses offers an economically viable and sustainable option to improve rice(More)
Single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) is the most abundant DNA sequence variation present in plant genomes. Here, we report the design and validation of a unique genic-SNP genotyping chip for genetic and evolutionary studies as well as molecular breeding applications in rice. The chip incorporates 50,051 SNPs from 18,980 different genes spanning 12 rice(More)
PURPOSE Peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) have become an essential component of the management of an increasing number of patients, including patients who may require hemodialysis. Reported symptomatic venous thrombosis rates associated with PICC lines are based on clinical signs and symptoms and range from 1% to 4%. The purpose of this study(More)
India is considered to have a low incidence of HIV infection so far. Nevertheless, an epidemic of HIV infection has been reported recently among intra-venous drug users (IVDUs) in Manipur, a north-eastern state of India, bordering Myanmar (Burma). This report describes the epidemiology of intravenous drug abuse in the state of Manipur. Four hundred and(More)
Manipur, a north-eastern state of India bordering Myanmar, observed introduction of HIV-1 among fairly large number of IDUs in October 1989, followed by rapid spread within the next 6 months. HIV-2 in injectors was not present until recently, though it was detected from other parts of India in 1991. This communication reports for the first time presence of(More)
A 27-year-old married male from Lamdeng village of Imphal West District, Manipur presented with cough, fever, haemoptysis, anorexia and weight loss, and was treated with antituberculosis drugs continuously for one year without improvement. He also had history of ingestion of raw crabs. Chest radiograph revealed right midzone lesion with cavitation.(More)
A total of 1010 stool samples collected from the primary school-going children between the age group of 5 to 10 years from September 1998 to October 2000, were studied to find out the prevalence of intestinal helminths in this paediatric age group and in the urban and rural areas of Manipur. The samples were processed in the Microbiology Department, RIMS,(More)