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Vol 2, No 2 (2015)


Table of Contents

Review Articles

O-glycosylation in plant and mammal cells: the use of chemical inhibitors to understand the biosynthesis and function of O-glycosylated proteins PDF
Mewono Ludovic, Nguema-Ona Eric, Gotte Maxime, Koroney Abdoul-Salam, Marie-Laure Follet-Gueye, Driouich Azeddine, Vicré-Gibouin Maïté, Aboughe-Angone Sophie 43-51
Ethnobotanical Importance and Phytochemical constituents of Parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus L.) – A Review PDF
Sarfaraz Khan Marwat, . Fazal-ur-Rehman, Imdad Ullah Khan 77-81

Research Articles

Efficient organogenesis from the induced meristemoid of Anthurium andraeanum Linden cv. Tinora PDF
Chayanika Bhattacharya, Anandamoy Dam, Joydeep Karmakar, Tapas Kumar Bandyopadhyay 82-86

Research communications

The aeration effect in pilot reed bed to phytoremediate water containing Lead (Pb) PDF
Bieby Voijant Tangahu, Siti Rozaimah Sheikh Abdullah, Hassan Basri, Mushrifah Idris, Nurina Anuar, Muhammad Mukhlisin 52-55
Seedling development of nodulating and non-nodulating native legumes in soils from Brazilian Caatinga biome PDF
Kelly Alexsandra Souza Menezes, Gersika Fakirra de Oliveira Nunes, Aline Araujo Sampaio, Saulo de Tarso Aidar, Lindete Miria Vieira Martins, Paulo Ivan Fernandes-Júnior 56-59
Biochemical response of three Vigna mungo varieties (T9, RBU38 and VM4) under drought stress PDF
Sonali Pandey, Dipjyoti Chakraborty 60-64
Back to the future: Evidence of ancestral polymorphism in current populations of Anadenanthera colubrina var. cebil by means of Population Graphs PDF
María Eugenia Barrandeguy, María Victoria García 65-68
Cytopathology, biology and molecular characterization of two Italian isolates of Malva vein clearing virus PDF
Giuseppe Parrella, Anna Giulia Nappo, Brigitte Delecolle 69-73
Response of oranje Natal Folha Murcha (Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck) at different levels of irrigation PDF
Gabriel Costa Lima, Madlles Queiroz Martins, Ruimário Inácio Coelho



Development and evaluation of advanced backcross families of rice for agronomically important traits

Title of paper Development and evaluation of advanced backcross families of rice for agronomically important traits
Authors Sabu K.K., Abdullah M.Z., Lim L.S and Wickneswari R.
Publication date 2006
Journal Communications in Biometry and Crop Science
Volume 1
Issue 2
Pages 111-123
Publisher Warsaw Agricultural University, Poland
Abstract Wild relatives of crop species may contain trait-enhancing genes. Our studies showed that grain yield in cultivated rice can be increased significantly using the genes found in common wild rice. Advanced backcross progenies (Oryza rufipogon IRGC105491 x O. sativa cv. MR219) exhibited higher values for most of the yield and yield-related traits analyzed in comparison to the cultivated parent, MR219. About 10% of the BC2F2 families exhibited 33.5% higher grain yield per plant in comparison to MR219. Even though there was an increase in empty grains per panicle, number of tillers per plant also increased considerably (41.5%). This resulted in higher grain yield per plant, which ranged from 52.4 to 77.5g for the selected families in contrast to 42.4g for MR219. Two families, viz., S163 and S165, were identified through GGE biplot analysis as most promising genotypes for cultivar development. The backcross families offer an efficient source of genetic diversity for future breeding programmes.
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The use of RAPD in assessing genetic variability in Andrographis paniculata Nees, a hepatoprotective drug

Title The use of RAPD in assessing genetic variability in Andrographis paniculata Nees, a hepatoprotective drug
Authors P Padmesh, KK Sabu, S Seeni, P Pushpangadan
Publication date 1999
Journal Current science
Volume 76
Issue 6
Pages 833-835
Publisher Current Science Association
Abstract RAPD analysis was done to determine intraspecific variability in Andrographis paniculata, a popular antipyretic and hepatoprotective drug used in traditional medicine in India. The accessions collected from parts of India and south-east Asia on molecular analysis revealed moderate variation within the species. Similarity measurement using UPGMA followed by cluster analysis resulted in 5 major groups based on geographical distribution that generally reflected expected trends between the genotypes. There were also important exceptions like AP-48, an accession from Thailand showing close resemblance to AP-38 collected from Tamil Nadu and AP-29 from Assam significantly diverse from the rest of the native genotypes. The results indicated that RAPD could be effectively used for genetic diversity analysis in wild species of prospective value as it is reliable, rapid and superior to those based on pedigree information.
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Citation Padmesh, P., K.K. Sabu, S. Seeni and P. Pushpangadan. 1998. The use of RAPD in detecting genetic variability in Andrographis paniculata Nees: a potent hepatoprotective drug. Current Science 76: 833-835. Full paper: