Gurdev S Khush is the principal plant breeder in the Plant breeding, genetics and biochemistry division of the International Rice Research Institute IRRI in the Philippines. His contribution to the global food security has e

The Lok Sabha passed Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Bill with complete amendments on August 9, 2001, twenty months after it was first moved in the Parliament.

This book was initiated in 1989 and went into incubation for 11 long years. Over all, the book is good but has its share of imperfections. It successfully highlights the important relationship of

the genetic makeup of a plant has been deciphered for the first time by a team of scientists. The decoding of the genetic makeup of Arabidopsis thaliana , also known as thale cress, will


Rice and wheat yields are falling. To check it a new initiative has been taken

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The common effluent treatment plants (CETPs), set to deal with industrial effluents, have two problems: they are overloaded and incapable of dealing with the toxins in the effluents. Most CEPTs in

after having successfully produced genetically improved clones of eucalyptus trees, itc Bhadrachalam Paper Boards Limited (itc-bpl) is now developing hybrid seedlings of the

Five high-yielding varieties (HYVs) of mango have been developed by the Horticulture Centre under the Agriculture Extension Directorate at Kewatkhali in Mymensingh, Bangladesh. The varieties are