Mutation Breeding for Crop Improvement

Mutation, a heritable change in a genetic characteristic of an organism, is a natural process that creates new variants (alleles) of genes. Mutation is the primary source of all genetic variations existing in any organism, including plants. Variation so created by mutation provides the raw material for natural selection and is a driving force in […]

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Farming and the Diffusion of Markets for Food

Dualism and inequality worsen due to relative lack of technological innovations and reduced welfare in agriculture (Barrett et al., 2010). A modernising value chain, viewed in this theoretical perspective, is one of the development agendas for overall growth of the economy with no sectoral disparities in income. Agri-food transformation has been going on in the […]

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Mutation Breeding

Mutation Breeding for Crop Improvement in India

Mutation, a heritable change in a genetic characteristic of an organism, is a natural process that creates new variants (alleles) of genes. Mutation is the primary source of all genetic variations existing in any organism, including plants. Variation so created by mutation provides the raw material for natural selection and is a driving force in […]

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Cultivating Rice Crop in India - A Production Update

Cultivating Rice Crop in India – A Production Update

Rice is the staple crop of India, and every day millions of Indians find comfort in it. With a high carbohydrate content, it is known to provide instant energy, and is a staple that is consumed by the majority of India’s population. Hence, the importance of rice crop in the country can’t be negated. Rice crop’s […]

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Wheat Crop

Wheat Crop in India – the Productivity Woes

Wheat crop is India’s prime most staple harvest, placed second only to rice. It is mostly consumed in the north and north-west parts of the country. Being rich in protein, vitamin and carbohydrates, it provides a balanced food to millions of people each day! Wheat crop cultivation in India has a long history, with some early […]

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