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Open Access
Editorial

Combinatorial Chemistry – a bottleneck in Drug discovery

Balasubramanian J, Azhageshraj K

Combinatorial chemistry is an innovative method of synthesizing many different substances quickly and at the same time. Combinatorial chemistry contrasts with the time-consuming and labor intensive methods of traditional chemistry

Discovery Biotechnology, 2013, 2(3), 3-5

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Research

Ontogeny, tissue specificity and mRNA expression changes in angiotensinogen gene upon Aeromonas hydrophila infection in Puntius sarana

Das A, Sahoo PK

Angiotensinogen (AGT), an acute phase protein and its expression increases during inflammation. Being a constituent of Renin-Angiotensin System (RAS), AGT helps in vascular permeability, leukocyte infiltration and tissue proliferation

Discovery Biotechnology, 2013, 2(5), 14-18

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Research

Vesicular arbuscular fungal association with medicinal plants

Porkodi M, Sampathkumar G

Vesicular arbuscular mycorrhiza (VAM is the most abundant kind of mycorrhiza described as a universal plant symbosis. VAM fungi have been regarded as a boon for agriculture, forestry and restoration of disturbed ecosystems.

Discovery Biotechnology, 2013, 2(5), 19-22

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Research

In vitro micropropagation of Phyla Nodiflora (Linn.) Greene a native medicinal plant

Balaji P, Ebenezer GAI

Phyla Nodiflora L. is a well known native medicinal plant in Indian systems of medicine. Explants of shoots with nodal region with and without the axillary bud were cultured on MS medium supplemented with PGRs.

Discovery Biotechnology, 2013, 2(5), 23-28

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Research

Proximate analysis of Coconut (Cocos nucifera) endocarp

Chuku LC, Matthias Onikio M

The proximate composition of three different coconut endocarp samples was investigated. Coconut (Cocos nucifera) endocarp was observed to have high percentage of lipid (51.83%) than other nutritional contents analyzed in the proximate composition

Discovery Biotechnology, 2013, 3(7), 8-10

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Research

The studies on growth parameters of Rosa polyantha by the application of bio-fertilizer

Divyashree K, Reyaz Farooq, Shanmuga priya M, Satheesh Babu AK, Lakshmi Prabha M

Azotobacter are dominant in the rhizosphere of plants and they help in phosphate solubilisation. They belong to the family Azotobacteraceae and they are used as broad spectrum biofertilizers

Discovery Biotechnology, 2013, 3(7), 11-13

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Open Access
Letter

A Biosensor- Comparison of response of Immobilization of Red Blood Cells in the free system and in fixed system

Amandeep Kaur, Neelam Verma

A biosensor is ‘an analytical tool or system consisting of an immobilized biological material (such as enzyme, antibody, whole cell, organelle or combinations thereof) in intimate contact with a physico-chemical transducer device

Discovery Biotechnology, 2013, 3(8), 17

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Research

In vitro multiple shoot regeneration from cotyledonary nodes, shoot tips and nodal segments of ridge gourd

Roly ZY, Mahmudul M, Haque ME, Islam MA, Sikdar B

The present investigation was accomplished with a view to set up a suitable protocol for in vitro regeneration of ridge gourd using cotyledonary nodes from in vitro grown seedling, shoot tips and nodal segments from field grown mature plants

Discovery Biotechnology, 2013, 4(9), 4-8

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Research

Fungicidal compounds from a marine Ascidian-associated fungus Trichoderma harzianum

Prabha Devi, Ciavatta ML, Wahidullah S, Vuppala S, DSouza L

A marine Ascidian-associated fungus, Trichoderma harzianum, (NIO/BCC2000-51) was assessed for its in vitro antagonistic activity against ten fungal phytopathogens and three food-infesting fungi.

Discovery Biotechnology, 2013, 4(10), 12-17

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Molecular characterization of biocontrol agents using RAPD and 16s rRNA analysis against Aspergillus Niger causing collar rot of groundnut.

Radhaiah A, Nagalakshmi Devamma M

Polymorphism among the antagonistic biocontrol against Aspergillus niger was studied using molecular techniques like RAPD-PCR and 16S rRNA analysis.

Discovery Biotechnology, 2013, 4(10), 18-21

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Research

Impact of selected insecticides on protease and invertase activities in groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) soils

Jaffer Mohiddin G, Srinivasulu M, Madakka M, Anuradha B, Meghana D, Rangaswamy V

We investigated the impact of two selected pesticides, imidacloprid a neonicotinoid and acephate an organophosphate on soil enzyme activities, such as protease and invertase in two soils (laterite and vertisol) collected from groundnut

Discovery Biotechnology, 2013, 4(11), 24-31

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Research

Micropropagation studies in Lavandula aungustifolia

Soni DR, Sodhi G Kaur, Sayyad FG

Lavandula angustifolia (Family Labiates) is a medicinal herb mainly found in Mediterranean area. It is a well known herb in ayurvedic system of medicines and has traditionally been used to treat disorder of liver, fever

Discovery Biotechnology, 2013, 4(12), 34-37

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