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Open Access
Review

Stem cells research and applications - a ray of hope for chronic degenerating diseases

Jahan Ara M, Sailaja K

Stem cells are unique cells in the human body that can be described as ‘shape shifters’. These cells have the ability to change into other types of cells stem cells are found in the early embryo, the foetus, amniotic fluid, the placenta and umbilical cord blood stem cells

Discovery Biotechnology, 2015, 6(15), 1-4

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Research

In vitro comparative study of Bilimbi and Star fruit extracts for Anthelmintic activity

Jyoti Bala Chauhan, Wethroe Kapfo, Gulnaz AR

In the present study, aqueous methanolic extract of Bilimbi and aqueous acetone extract of Star fruit were assessed for its anthelminthic activity against adult earthworms (Pheretima posthuma).

Discovery Biotechnology, 2015, 6(15), 5-8

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Analysis

High nuclease activity shown by sorghum tissue in vitro

Sunitha EM, RAjani A, Ulaganathan K

Lack of suitable genetic transformation protocol is the major bottleneck for application of transgenic approach for sorghum improvement. Available evidence from the literature and our work shows that tissue culture methodology for plant regeneration

Discovery Biotechnology, 2015, 6(15), 9-15

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Analysis

In vitro propagation strategies for ex- situ conservation of Inula royleana DC., a threatened medicinal plant of Kashmir Himalaya

Samar Amin, Zahoor A Kaloo, Seema Singh

Inula royleana DC.is a threatened medicinal plant belonging to genus Inula, tribe Inuleae and family Asteraceae. It is a rich source of lycoctonine and anthranoyl-lycoctonine alkaloids.

Discovery Biotechnology, 2015, 6(16), 16-29

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Research

A comparative genetic diversity study among elite Bt and Non-Bt cotton varieties of Andhra Pradesh by RAPD markers

Chandrashekar R, Bylla Prasad, Narendar Vankudothu, Jyothi Chaitanya P, Lakshmi Bhavani N, Rama Reddy Y, Karunaker Rao Kudle

The present work dealt with RAPD markers for genetic diversity comparison estimation in twenty three cotton varieties of Bt and non-Bt cotton cultivars belonging to two cultivated species of cotton in Andhra Pradesh state, India

Discovery Biotechnology, 2015, 6(16), 30-37

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Research

Synergistic effects of Chitin & Chitosan derived from shrimp waste with commercial antibiotics against Streptococcus Mutans

Elizabeth Rani C, Vinoth M, Arunkumar S

The present study was intended to find out novel drug formulations of commercial antibiotics using chitin and chitosan against an oral pathogen Streptococcus mutans. Chitin was derived from shrimp shell waste and chitosan was prepared from the same

Discovery Biotechnology, 2015, 6(17), 38-51

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Research

Little finger curvature: a morphogenetic trait inherited by Mendelian pattern among the IGBO ethnic group of Nigeria

Ordu KS, Nwosu NC

The bending inward of the little finger is a trait that is inherited from parents and its inheritance follows a pattern. This study therefore, was conducted to investigate the pattern of inheritance of the little finger curvature amongst the Igbo ethnic group of Nigeria

Discovery Biotechnology, 2015, 6(17), 52-56

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