A 93-post collection

Application and challenges of Molecular Farming

Advances in plant synthetic biology promise to introduce novel agricultural products in the near future. Molecular Farming is one of them and which includes engineered crops to produce medications, vaccines, biofuels, industrial enzymes, and other high-value compounds. These crops have the potential to reduce costs to provide new economic opportunities »

Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) Genotyping in Plant Biotechnology

Mankind, in his quest to improve food quality, has been looking for various forms of crop. Plant breeders and farmers have created new varieties through traditional plant breeding in which the selection and evaluation of the new varieties can take several years to achieve. With the discovery of DNA, a »

Regulation of Potato Dormancy

The term "dormancy" is frequently used to describe a potato's storability. The dormancy value, often known as the length of dormancy, indicates how long the potato will be stored before sprouting. The growing season or pre-harvest conditions can affect dormancy length along with post-harvest conditions such as temperature »

Health Benefits of Gluten: A Source of Protein

Cereal grains play a vital role in a healthy diet. One benefit is that they’re great sources of protein, antioxidants, fiber, vitamins, magnesium, iron, folic acid, and minerals. Proteins are very large molecules composed of amino acids. Gluten is a structural protein naturally found in certain cereal grains including »

Scope of Transcriptomes Analysis in Modern Agricultural Biotechnology

The present world population of 7.3 billion people is expected to increase to 9.7 billion by 2050. Global food consumption is increasing due to rapid population increase. Furthermore, contemporary challenges to global food security include global climate change, environmental degradation, drought, new illnesses, and saline soils. We need »

Quercetin, a Bioactive Flavonoid in Onion

Plants and plant parts are not only used for its scent or flavor but also playing an important role in the development of metabolic disorders or therapeutic properties and it affects the quality of life. There are a number of advantages associated with plants and plant phytoconstituents which are proved »

Potato: A Rich Source of Antioxidant for Human Health

Human depend on plants as primary food resources, not only to gain access to the basic carbohydrates and amino acids but also for a variety of metabolites that we lack the ability to synthesize. Plants are the treasure house for secondary metabolites, of which many have beneficial anti-oxidative capacities for »

The Significance of Onion Tissue Culture in Bangladesh

Tissue culture, a method of biological research in which fragments of small pieces or tissues from a plant are transferred to an artificial environment in which they can continue to survive and function. It is widely used to produce clones of a plant in a method known as micropropagation. Onion »

Alliinase, a vital enzyme for onion pungency

The uptake of sulfate by the onion, its reduction to sulfide, and subsequent assimilation into cysteine through light-dependent processes in the plant's leaves are the first steps in flavor precursor production. Glutathione, a cysteine tripeptide, is then produced. This is where the taste precursor biosynthesis pathway begins. The genetics of »

RNAi Technology for Crop Development

RNA interference (RNAi) is a natural cellular process that regulates gene expression by a highly precise mechanism of sequence-directed gene silencing at the translational stage by degrading certain messenger RNAs or inhibiting translation. By mimicking this natural process of gene regulation RNAi technique has been established for therapeutic application both »