A 114-post collection

The Implementation of Transcriptomics in The Field of Plant Breeding Research

Transcriptomics plays a crucial role in the molecular breeding research of plants by providing valuable insights into the genetic and molecular mechanisms underlying desirable traits. Here's how transcriptomics is used in the context of plant molecular breeding: Trait Identification and Characterization: Transcriptomics helps identify candidate genes and regulatory elements associated »

Cisgene stacking for the creation of late blight-resistant potatoes

Developing late blight-resistant potatoes through cisgene stacking is an innovative approach that harnesses genetic engineering to create potato varieties with enhanced resistance to late blight (Phytophthora infestans). Late blight is a devastating disease that can cause significant crop losses in potato production. Cisgene stacking offers a targeted and sustainable solution »

Molecular docking for the development of new drugs

Molecular docking is a computational technique widely used in drug discovery and design. It involves the prediction of how two or more molecules, typically a drug candidate and a target protein (usually a receptor or enzyme), interact with each other at the molecular level. The main goal of molecular docking »

Sustainable agricultural farming with the use of microalgae

Microalgae have gained significant attention in recent years for their potential to revolutionize various industries, including agriculture. These microscopic photosynthetic organisms offer a range of benefits that can enhance agricultural production and sustainability. Here are some ways in which microalgae can be beneficial for agricultural production: Biological Nutrient Cycling: Microalgae »

SNP calling for beginners using high-throughput DNA-sequencing data

Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) calling pipelines are a series of bioinformatics tools and processes used to identify and characterize genetic variations, specifically single nucleotide differences, within a population of organisms. These pipelines are commonly employed in genomics research and applications such as studying genetic diversity, identifying disease-associated variants, and understanding »

Concept of Biopharming and its Applications

Biopharming, also known as molecular farming is a field of biotechnology that involves using genetically modified plants or animals as bioreactors to produce valuable pharmaceuticals, vaccines, or industrial compounds. These genetically engineered organisms are designed to express specific genes that encode the desired products, allowing for large-scale production of high-value »

Digital Twin Applications for Modern Farming

Digital twin technology has been increasingly adopted in modern farming to enhance productivity, optimize resource utilization, and improve decision-making processes. Here are some applications of a digital twin for the establishment of modern farming: Precision Agriculture: Digital twin technology allows farmers to create virtual representations of their agricultural systems, including »

Significance of Phylogenetic Tree Analysis for Plant Biologists

Phylogenetics is the study of the evolutionary relationships among organisms. It is important for plant biologists because it can help them understand the genetic relationships among different plant species and their evolutionary history. This information can be used to develop new plant varieties that possess desirable traits, such as improved »

Prospects of Plant Microbiome Engineering

Plant microbiome engineering is the process of manipulating the microbial communities that live in and around plants to improve their growth, health, and productivity. The plant microbiome consists of a complex community of microorganisms, including bacteria, fungi, and viruses, that interact with the plant host in various ways, such as »

The Ecological Development of C4 Plants

C4 photosynthesis is a physiological phenomenon caused by a number of anatomical and metabolic components that work together to enhance CO2 concentrations near Rubisco while decreasing photorespiration. It developed numerous times independently, and C4 plants today dominate many biomes, particularly in the tropics and subtropics. Converting a C3 plant to »