Plant Blindness
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Plant Blindness

Phenomenon where we tend to underappreciate the flora around us leading to disastrous consequences not only for the environment, but human health. Term  was given my US botanists Elisabeth Schussler and James Wandersee in the year 1998 they described it as "the inability to see or notice the plants in one's own environment" Causes of Plant Blindness Under-appreciation of plants  Limited interest in Plant Conservation  Plant Biology courses are shutting down at a dizzying…

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QTL Mapping

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What is QTL? Number of agronomically important traits - yield, quality, maturity, resistance to biotic and abiotic stress are the results of the interaction of number of gene loci called Quantitative Trait Loci,  display a large continuous range of variations forming a Normal bell shaped curve., hence can't be fitted to simple Mendelian ratio.   Principal of Mapping of QTLs Associate QTLs with molecular markers in their common inheritance and to…

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Is publishing Popular Article really worthy?

In this Post, you will find the answer, Whether publishing Popular Article is worthy or not. What is Popular Article? Short articles written by scientific community for publication in magazines and newspapers, written to non-scientific audience about new scientific insights and discoveries.  Benefits of Publishing popular article? Benefits you get by publishing Research and Review paper are essentially the same benefit your get in Popular article publication. The major difference…

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Difference between BPPs and MPPs

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BBPs- Bi-parental Populations Bi-parental populations - derived from crosses between two inbreds lines. Standard design for genetic mapping. Advantages Relative simplicity of their constructionHigh power to detect QTL because all allele frequencies are typically close to the optimal value of 50% Low rate of linkage disequilibrium decay within chromosomes - means only one or two recombinants per chromosome arm, hence only a few hundred genotyped markers are needed to map QTL. Disadvantage Lack of precision…

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