Ashwani Kumar

Ashwani Kumar
University of Rajasthan · Department of Botany

M.Sc.,(Gold medal) Ph.D. , Dipl ( German) , Alexander von Humboldt Fellow (Germany), INSA-DFG Fellow, JSPS Fellow (Japan), British Council Visitor Fellow ( UK) FBS, FPSI, FISMPP. V.Puri Medal.
Innovations in Environmental Biotechnology: Emerging Trends & Challenges Sudipti, Kumar, Ogita and Yau Springer

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Introduction
Ashwani Kumar worked at the Department of Botany, University of Rajasthan. Ashwani does research in Ethnobotany, Botany and Biotechnology. Their current project is 'Revision of our book PLANT CELL AND TISSUE CULTURE, A TOOL IN BIOTECHNOLOGY BASICS AND APPLICATION published by Springer Authors K H Neumann , Ashwani Kumar and Jafargholi Imani'. He has recently published edited book on Biofuels: Greenhouse Gas Mitigation and Global Warming Next Generation Biofuels and Role of Biotechnology Editors: Kumar, Ashwani, Ogita, Shinjiro, Yau, Yuan-Yeu (Eds.) The book covers all the four dimensions of biofuels: production, conversion, economics and environmental benefits Elucidates the role of biofuels in greenhouse gas mitigation and climate change Comprehensive and most updated collection of
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July 1996 - February 2016
University of Rajasthan
Position
  • Head of Department
Description
  • https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ashwani_Kumar1 In recognition of his research contributions, Dr. Kumar was awarded Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship for 1977-1979, with several resumption of fellowships until 2017,
January 1977 - December 1979
Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen
Position
  • Professor
July 1969 - March 2007
University of Rajasthan
Position
  • Professor
Education
January 1977 - March 1979
Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen
Field of study
  • Physiology and biochemistry and photosynthesis in cultured plant tissues in culture
July 1967 - January 1971
University of Rajasthan
Field of study
  • Growth physiology and biochemistry of edible plant tissue in tissue culture
July 1965 - June 1967
University of Rajasthan Jaipur
Field of study
  • Botany

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This edited book focuses on the application and implementation of bioremediation and other strategies to create a sustainable and healthy environment. It provides a collection of approaches to environmental biotechnology for wastewater treatment, removal of soil heavy metals, degradation of pesticides, removal of dyes, waste management, and microbi...
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This edited book focuses on the application and implementation of bioremediation and other strategies to create a sustainable and healthy environment. It provides a collection of approaches to environmental biotechnology for wastewater treatment, removal of soil heavy metals, degradation of pesticides, removal of dyes, waste management, and microbi...
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This book aims at bringing out a comprehensive collection of information of applying CRISPR-Cas systems for genome-editing in plants. The main focus of this book is to address the recent advances and future prospects of CRISPR-Cas technology in crops.
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(Abstract coming up soon) Title: Omics-driven Biotechnological Innovations and Their Applications; Subtitle: Sustainable development in agriculture, environment, energy and health
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A lecture delivered under Faculty Induction Programme , Under UGC Human Resource Development Centre and R&D and S H National College Mumbai under Coordinators Dr Mona Kejriwal and Dr Seema Shinde invitation of Dr Neha Jatiani Principal R &D and S & H National College, Mumbai Climate change is causing-extreme weather-related incidents including ver...
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The book has 2 sections: Section A focuses on Environmental Sustainability and Green Technology and Section B covers Emerging Technologies in Environmental Biotechnology. The book introduces Environmental biotechnology as a tool to progress towards sustainable development goals and covers green technologies such as Bio-plastics, Third generation hy...
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Launch Event of our new book "Innovations in Environmental Biotechnology" at International Congress of Biotechnology (CoB)-2022, Sponsored by Dr. B. Lal Institute of Biotechnology, at 9AM, on10th June 2022. The conference is an online event. Flyer is attached.
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From Chief Editor’s Desk After Robert Emerson’s tragic death in a plane crash on February 4, 1959, Carl Cederstrand joined the PhD program in Biophysics, working under the joint mentorship of Eugene Rabinowitch and Govindjee. His very first experiments, were done on projects initiated by Govindjee, which led to the discovery of the two-light effect...
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Ferns are representative of genetic inheritance of great value as they include species of ancient vascular plants, which have direct connection with the evolution of plant life on Earth. This volume brings a selection of chapters covering a range of themes on fern biology, its development and growth, useful protocols for propagation and conservatio...
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The book has two sections. Section A focuses on Environmental Sustainability and Green Technology and Section B covers Emerging Technologies in Environmental Biotechnology. The book introduces Environmental biotechnology as a tool to progress towards sustainable development goals and covers green technologies such as Bio-plastics, Third generation...
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Available at: https://www.amazon.in/Ferns-Biotechnology-Propagation.../dp/ Ferns are representative of genetic inheritance of great value as they include species of ancient vascular plants, which have direct connection with the evolution of plant life on Earth. This volume brings a selection of chapters covering a range of themes on fern biology, i...
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The book has 2 sections: Section A focuses on Environmental Sustainability and Green Technology and Section B covers Emerging Technologies in Environmental Biotechnology. The book introduces Environmental biotechnology as a tool to progress towards sustainable development goals and covers green technologies such as Bio-plastics, Third generation hy...
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Global warming has increased the frequency and intensity of some extreme weather and climate events, and will continue to increase if no mitigation strategies are undertaken urgently. Climate change poses unprecedented threats to human health by impacts on food and water security. The increasing air pollution is promoting diseases. Water pollution...
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Greenhouse gas accumulation and climate changeClimate change impact reduction requires widespread utilization of green technologyGreen technology. However, escalating demand for crops as a food source coupled with the finite availability of arable land makes cultivation of biofuelBiofuels crops unsustainable. Algal biomass can be grown using non-ar...
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The global changes that the manking is currently experiencing have never happened before. Climate and Covid 19 are two major challenges for the mankind for its survival. In order to contain the global warming, technologies that reduce greenhouse emissions and the consumption of water resources would be needed.
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The Journal of Plant Science Research is a reputed peer reviewed International Journal which is published bi-annually. This Journal disseminates knowledge in all related fields of Plant Scince Research such as Plant Physiology, Agriculture, Bio-Chemistry and Botany. It imparts the latest advances in the field of biotechnology and genetic engineerin...
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The Earth is speaking... we have no more time’ “World at one minute to midnight over climate change” - Boris Johnson. “Nature and climate are interlinked, and both our people and our surroundings are facing the very real impacts of rising temperatures,” Alok Sharma, the British president of the Glasgow summit, told a news conference. He said that 7...
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ISBN 978-981-15-5227-4. ISBN 978-981-15-5228-1(eBook) C Springer Nature The book is dedicated to Govindjee, Mister Photosynthesis -extraordinary ambassador of photosynthesis research in the world. The text is introduced by Dr. Sven Schubert and osmosis of his vision is summarised as follows: � Alternate respiration yields less ATP than conventional...
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Climate Change, Photosynthesis and Advanced Biofuels The Role of Biotechnology in the Production of Value-added Plant Bio-products Editors (view affiliations) Ashwani KumarYuan-Yeu YauShinjiro OgitaRenate Scheibe Links climate change, photosynthesis and biofuels and other plant bio-products with the latest biotechnological advances and their role i...
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COVID-19 had been declared a pandemic in March 2020. The disease has caused destruction all around the world. Symptomatic treatment, supportive care, isolation and experimental measures are the most important ways to manage this disease. However, high percentage of the COVID-19 patients showed mild-to-moderate symptoms such as fever, cough, nasal c...
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In the 1970s, Rolla and Alice Tryon of Harvard organized an annual fern conference at Harvard Forest every spring. The mission of the conference was to bring together researchers from across a broad spectrum of biology whose common link was that they either studied ferns per se or utilized ferns in their experiments. Talks ranged from classical pte...
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Thousands of hazardous waste sites have been generated worldwide resulting from the accumulation of xenobiotics in soil and water over the years. Xenobiotic compounds are human made chemicals that are present in the environment at unnaturally high concentrations. Textile industries transform fibres into yarn; convert the yarn into fabrics or relate...
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Book Description This book provides a general introduction of plant tissue culture followed by specific applications of biotechnology in regeneration of rice (Oryza sativa), Maize, Eucalyptus, hot pepper, guava (Psidium guajava L.) stone fruit (Pinus pinea) and compares the features of in vitro grown plants to in vivo plants, Transgenic plants prod...
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The phylogenetic dichotomy Tracheophytes Vascular plants : ( “broadly speaking ferns (= monilophytes)” occurred in the early-mid Devonian (ca. 400 million years ago [mya] separating a group that includes the modern lycophytes (less than 1% of extant vascular plants) from a group that contained all other living vascular plant lineages, the euphyllop...
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Marketing dates of two of our new books published by Springer-Nature were announced by Amazon: Feb. 27, 2022 and March 22, 2022.
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Climate change is causing-extreme weather-related incidents including very high and low temperatures, excessive rainfall, longest dry period, frequent cyclones and Tornedos, and deaths due to weather-related disasters. The International Energy Agency reported that emissions increased during the Covid 19 pandemic and look to be the second-largest an...
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Between ~350-210 million years ago (Mya), Ferns, were the most dominant plant types on Earth. Fossil evidence, although increasingly improved, has not helped to resolve the issues decisively. Many classifications and evolutionary schemes have been proposed reflecting different interpretations based on morphological evidences. However, recent genomi...
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Climate change is causing-extreme weather-related incidents including very high and low temperatures, excessive rainfall, longest dry period, frequent cyclones and Tornedos, and deaths due to weather-related disasters. The International Energy Agency reported that emissions increased during the Covid 19 pandemic and look to be the second-largest an...
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Ferns are representative of genetic inheritance of great value as they include species of ancient vascular plants, which have direct connection with the evolution of plant life on Earth. This volume brings a selection of chapters covering a range of themes on fern biology, its development and growth, useful protocols for propagation and conservatio...
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Presently, our world is suffering with COVID-19 caused by novel coronavirus SARS- CoV-2 which is directly connected to climate change. Climate change is leading to desertification on one hand and melting of glaciers on the other. In order to check the global warming the world has set a goal of carbon neutrality by 2050 by implementing science-based...
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December issue of Plant Science Research is out in time. Contents and other details attached. You are invited to submit good review, research article, letter to editor and mini reviews in this peer viewed UGC recognized journal Next issue to be out in June 2022
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Presently, our world is suffering with COVID-19 caused by novel coronavirus SARS- CoV-2 which is directly connected to climate change. Climate change is leading to desertification on one hand and melting of glaciers on the other. In order to check the global warming the world has set a goal of carbon neutrality by 2050 by implementing science-based...
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Presently, our world is suffering with COVID-19 caused by novel coronavirus SARS- CoV-2 which is directly connected to climate change. Climate change is leading to desertification on one hand and melting of glaciers on the other. In order to check the global warming the world has set a goal of carbon neutrality by 2050 by implementing science-based...
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Climate change will affect all areas of the world – on the land, in the oceans and in the air. Climate change affects the social and environmental determinants of health – clean air, safe drinking water, sufficient food and secure shelter (https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/climate-change-and-health). IPCC (2021) has confirmed that te...
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Climate change will affect all areas of the world-on the land, in the oceans and in the air. Climate change affects the social and environmental determinants of health-clean air, safe drinking water, sufficient food and secure shelter (https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/climate-change-and-health). IPCC (2021) has confirmed that temper...
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“If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would only have four years of life left. No more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man”- Albert Einstein Abstract: Pollinators are a key component of global biodiversity, providing vital ecosystem services to crops and wild plants. 88% of flowering plants are pollina...
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*Book Review* by Prof C.P. Malik, published in JPSR (Journal of Plant Science Research).
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The book has 2 sections; Section A focuses on Environmental Sustainability and Green Technology and Section B covers Emerging Technologies in Environmental Biotechnology. The book introduces Environmental biotechnology as a tool to progress towards sustainable development goals and covers green technologies such as Bio-plastics, Third generation hy...
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Bamboo is an amazing sustainable raw material and versatile agro-resources, as India is second largest store-house of bamboos. Bamboo textiles are having great potential in turn out to be an potential alternative plant based fibers in modern bamboo textile industry. Available bamboo resource utility and management for sustainable future, bamboo fib...
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Climate change is increasing risks to human health and to the health systems that seek to protect the safety and well-being of populations. The world population is increasing and
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Bambusa bambos (L.) Voss is an Indian Thorny Bamboo doesn't require any management strategies for propagation. It is a multipurpose bamboo species. Its edible shoots are being used as vegetable, leaves for forage and seeds for famine food to valuable culms (wood and construction material) and highly adaptive to tropical subtropical and temperate re...
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GLOBAL COMMUNITY MUST TAKE A COLLECTIVE STEP TOWARDS A SAFER, MORE SUSTAINABLE AND EQUITABLE PATH, WITH THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS AND THE PARIS AGREEMENT ON CLIMATE CHANGE 1Milvee K. Vyas and 2Ashwani Kumar 1Department of Botany, Government Commerce & Science College, Dahej, Ta. Vagra, Dist. Bharuch, Gujarat 2Former Professor and Head Dep...
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The book provides detailed information about advanced applications in the field of biotechnology in four sections on specific themes. Section 1: Agri or food Biotechnology Section 2: Medical Biotechnology Section 3: Environment Biotechnology Section 4: Energy & Global health
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World at one minute to midnight over climate change"-Boris Johnson. "Nature and climate are interlinked, and both our people and our surroundings are facing the very real impacts of rising temperatures," Alok Sharma, the British president of the Glasgow summit, told a news conference. He said that 70% of tropical corals, which are nurseries for fis...
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Since fossil sources for fuel and platform chemicals will become limited in the near future, it is important to develop new concepts for energy supply and production of basic reagents for the chemical industry. One alternative to crude oil and fossil natural gas could be the biological conversion of CO2 or small organic molecules to methane via met...
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Climate is the average weather in a place and climate change is shift in those average conditions over the years. World temperatures are rising because of human activity, and climate change now threatens every aspect of human life. Presently, our world is suffering with COVID-19 caused by novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 which is directly connected to...
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Synthetic biology aims to build increasingly complex biological systems from standard interchangeable parts. The ideal microorganism for biofuel production may produce a single fermentation product and might possess high substrate utilization and processing capacities. Such microorganisms may also possess fast and deregulated pathways for sugar tra...
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LS An International Journal of Life sciences Kumar, Joy and Nonomura Mr Photosynthesis of 21st Century Govindjee
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The Green Revolution has fuelled an exponential growth in human population since the mid- 20th century. Due to population growth, food and energy demands will soon surpass supply capabilities. Plant genetic engineering has the potential to overcome some of these challenges. As an example, bioenergy crops can be genetically improved for producing mo...
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HUMANITY IS WAGING WAR ON NATURE: MAKING PEACE WITH NATURE: A REVIEW. Ashwani Kumar H.G. Khorana Chair Professor, JVWU, Jaipur and Adj Professor Modi University, Sikar. Department of Botany University of Rajasthan, Jaipur Recently UN Secretary-General António Guterres said that “making peace with nature is the defining task of the 21st century. I...
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Medicinal plants are used a source for medicines since prehistoric years and mankind, especially in developing countries, still relies on plant based medicines for primary healthcare. However, the environmental contaminants like heavy metals have a potential threat as their uptake by the plants is main pathway of metal transfer from sediments and w...
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Abstract The world population is increasing, and there is a limited amount of freshwater in the world. Salinity affects almost all aspects of plant development including germination, vegetative growth, and reproductive development due to drought and high soil salinity, and harsh environmental conditions (Machado and Serralheiro, 2017). Salicornia s...
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A vast area of Rajasthan state is wasteland in the form of arid and semiarid. Different climatic zones also affect soil type and vegetation. Diurnal variation in temperature has wide range and along with soil type it affects vegetation. Annual rainfall is very low between 525- 675 mm. Saline soil with high pH occupies a major area in the Thar deser...
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Increasing salinization has significant and detrimental impacts on land, water and vegetation quality, wildlife environments, agronomy and ecosystem functioning. This is particularly true for arid and semi-arid areas where high evapo-transpiration rates expose plants to further adaptive pressure. Growing plants which can withstand harsh conditions...
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A 2020 published book entitled "Climate Change, Photosynthesis and Advanced Biofuels".
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A vast area of Rajasthan state is wasteland in the form of arid and semiarid. Different climatic zones also affect soil type and vegetation. Diurnal variation in temperature has wide range and along with soil type it affects vegetation. Annual rainfall is very low between 525- 675 mm. Saline soil with high pH occupies a major area in the Thar deser...
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Medicinal plants are used a source for medicines since prehistoric years and mankind, especially in developing countries, still relies on plant based medicines for primary healthcare. However, the environmental contaminants like heavy metals have a potential threat as their uptake by the plants is main pathway of metal transfer from sediments and w...
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This timely book is a compilation of edited articles by distinguished international scientists discussing global warming, its causes as well as present and future solutions. Social and economic growth at global level is measured in terms of GDP, which requires energy inputs generally based on fossil fuel resources. These, however, are major contrib...
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From Chief Editor’s Desk We are living in a world of Covid-19 and climate change where we are suffering on the health front as well as experiencing serious global ecological changes. Scientists are struggling to find solutions globally and, yet, these worldwide problems have put us in a situation in which we must now learn that we are not the maste...
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BEES AND POLLINATORS IN PERSPECTIVE: A REVIEW AND A CASE STUDY Ashwani Kumar 1 Gerda J. Unnithan 2 Harsh Vardhan 3 Satish Kumar Sharma 4 Nisha Gadhwal 5 Mohan Singh Sinsinwar6 “If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would only have four years of life left. No more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man”- Al...
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Abstract: Pollinators are a key component of global biodiversity, providing vital ecosystem services to crops and wild plants. 88% of flowering plants are pollinated to some degree by animals. There is a clear evidence of recent declines in both wild and domesticated pollinators, and parallel declines in the plants that rely upon them. Bees are sub...
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Ferns existing today represent a genetic inheritance of great value as they include species of ancient vascular plants of more than 410 million years. Spores, gametophytes and sporophytes have been cultured either for basic research or practical purposes. Most of the published works until recently provide information about the existing biodiversity...
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Climate change is causing record-setting temperatures to become more frequent. Globally, the decade to 2019 was the hottest recorded, and the five hottest years have all occurred within the last five years Global temperatures are rising, with nearly all scientists agreeing that the warming is man-made. Increased levels of carbon dioxide and other h...
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Transmission of SARS-CoThe main viral antigenic target is the glycosylated spike (S) protein, a trimeric protein consisting of two subunits (S1 and S2) that is essential for viral binding, fusion, and uptake into mammalian cells. The S1 receptor binding domain (RBD) interacts with human cell-surface human ACE2 and, after proteolytic cleavage, the S...
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The impacts of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and the shutdown it triggered at universities across the world, led to a great degree of social isolation among university staff and students. The aim of this study was to identify the perceived consequences of this on staff and their work and on students and their studies at univers...
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The department of Biotechnology, GSFC University, Vadodara, Gujarat, India, would like to organize an "International webinar on the application of plant tissue culture techniques in agriculture and industrial sector" from 17th to 19th June 2021. I would like to invite you as a resource person to deliver a talk on the same. The entire event will be...
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%th June is Environment day. The global changes that the manking is currently experiencing have never happened before. Climate and Covid 19 are two major challenges for the mankind for its survival. In order to contain the global warming, technologies that reduce greenhouse emissions and the consumption of water resources would be needed. We need d...
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Reprogramming of primary virus-infected cells is the critical step that turns viral attacks harmful to humans by initiating super-spreading at cell, organism and population levels. To develop early anti-viral therapies and proactive administration, it is important to understand the very first steps of this process. Plant somatic embryogenesis (SE)...
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Plant tissue culture techniques help in understanding basic life processes and their proper understanding is essential for improving crop productivity. Besides, recently molecular biology has assumed great importance with respect to plant Biotechnology. The present book amalgamates all three aspects into one, practical applications of various techn...
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Renewable energy plays a critical role in addressing issues of energy security and climate change at global and national scales. Biodiesel derived from oil crops is a potential renewable and carbon neutral alternative to petroleum fuels. Microalgae have the potential to produce valuable substances for the food, feed, cosmetic, pharmaceutical, and w...
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GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS: Nuxus between Climate Human Health and Evolving Mitigation Strategies. 1Ashwani Kumar and 2Nisha Gadhwal Alexander von Humboldt Fellow Former Head of the Department of Botany, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur 302004 India Email: ptca214@gmail.com 2. Department of Geography, Jayoti Vidyapeeth Women’s University, J...
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Bambusa bamboo (L.) Voss is an Indian Thorny Bamboo that does not require any managementstrategies for propagation. It is a multipurpose bamboo species. Its edible shoots are being usedas vegetables, leaves for forage, and seeds for famine food to valuable culms (wood and constructionmaterial) and are highly adaptive to tropical subtropical and tem...
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The increasing level of population growth, industrialization, and prosperity is leading to extensive use of energy. In addition to natural climatic variability, the anthropogenic climate change is taking place due to emissions of greenhouse gases which cause environmental damage to any given area. The CO2 level in 2012 was about 40% higher than it...
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Climate change is a reality that now affects every region of the world. The human implications of currently projected levels of global heating are catastrophic. Storms are rising and tides could submerge entire island nations and coastal cities. Fires rage through our forests, and the ice is melting. We are burning up our future-literally. ."-Miche...
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Laticifers are highly specialized internal secretory system present in primitive and advanced taxa of angiosperms. These occur in the families Euphorbiaceae, Asclepiadaceae, Convolvulaceae, Moraceae, Sapotaceae etc. In the family Euphorbiaceae Acalyphae, Crotonae, Euphorbieae, Hippomanae are important tribes, possessing laticifers. Two different ty...
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Euphorbia are used in traditional medicine, mainly as emetic and purgative agents, to treat digestive skin and respiratory disorders, and inflammatory conditions, migraine, intestinal parasites and gonorrhoea, and as wart cures The extracts and secondary metabolites from Euphorbia plants may act as active principles of medicines for the treatment o...
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Rapid increase in population growth is causing strain on medical resources world wide. Traditional folk medicines are region-specific, local resources based indigenous herb based, village based, and in many cases, community-specific. Different systems of medicine developed accordingly, which have been termed as Ayurvedic, Japanese, Chinese, Korean,...
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The use of fossil fuels results in rising CO2 and other greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, causing global temperature rise and climate change that will negatively impact human health, the food supply, and eventually worsen hunger and misery. Presently, fossil fuels meet 88% of the energy demand, resulting in rising CO2/GHG emissions at alarming rates....
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This textbook is clearly structured with fourteen richly illustrated chapters and practical examples for easy understanding and direct implementation. The methods and findings developed in the authors’ group are presented in detailed, revised chapters. Readers will find valuable updates on the molecular basis of biotechnological processes, secondar...
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After the transfer of freshly cut explants into growth-promoting conditions, usually on the cut surface cell division is initiated, and as a form of wound healing, unorganized growth occurs—a callus will be formed. Following a supplement of growth hormones to the nutrient medium, this initial cell division activity will continue, and this unorganiz...
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Rapid increase in population growth is causing strain on medical resources world wide. Traditional folk medicines are region-specific, local resources based indigenous herb based, village based, and in many cases, community-specific. Different systems of medicine developed accordingly, which have been termed as Ayurvedic, Japanese, Chinese, Korean,...
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STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION OF PHOTOSYNTHETIC SYSTEMS AND ROLE OF ENZYMES IN SALINITY RESISTANCE. Ashwani Kumar, Increasing level of population growth, industrialization and prosperity is leading to extensive use of energy which largely comes from burning fossil fuels. This is causing greenhouse gas accumulation leading to climate change which is causin...
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In India the demand of petroleum products has significantly increased during the last two decades due to rapid expansion in transport, industrial and agricultural sector. Plants provide source of renewable energy. A number of plants belonging to families Euphorbiaceae, Asclepiadaceae, Apocynaceae, Convolvulaceae etc. posses hydrocarbons. These trit...
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Jatropha curcas has now being extensively grown in India under the Department of Biotechnology supported micro mission projects with an object to identify, characterize and multiply high yielding strains and study their growth and productivity under different agro climatic conditions. In Rajasthan, Jatropha grows wild in south east Rajasthan which...
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The Role of Biotechnology in the Production of Value-added Plant Bioproducts Links climate change, photosynthesis and biofuels and other plant bioproducts with the latest biotechnological advances and their role in reducing greenhouse gases Offers insights into the basics of photosynthesis and covers advances in photosynthesis research concerning b...
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Tinospora cordifolia (Willd.) Miers ex Hook. f. & Thomas. (Menispermaceae), commonly known as Guduchi is one of the most widely used plants in various traditional medicinal systems including "Ayurveda". The plant is used for the treatment of jaundice, urinary disorder, skin diseases, rheumatismdiabetes and anemia.
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