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How plants respond to elevated CO2 levels

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 15:23

Researchers have solved a long-standing mystery concerning the way plants reduce the numbers of their breathing pores in response to rising carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere.

Any donation from 2 overseas contributors to Greenpeace must have MHA nod

Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 09:48

The Union Home Ministry has asked RBI to seek prior permission from it for any donation to be made to NGO Greenpeace by two overseas contributors, a move which was earlier recommended by the Intelligence Bureau.

How plants can produce species without sex

Last Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014, 14:39

Plants can transfer their entire genetic material to a partner in an asexual manner, research reveals.

Tiny genetic mutation behind golden locks

Last Updated: Monday, June 02, 2014, 04:03

Blondes have been both prized and mocked by people for their golden locks for ages.

Scientists map the spider genome

Last Updated: Thursday, May 08, 2014, 20:48

There`s a `Spiderman` in all of us! Researchers have for the first time sequenced the genome of the spider and found that humans share certain genomic similarities with the creepy-crawlies.

DNA `Sat Nav` tells where your ancestors lived 1000 years ago

Last Updated: Thursday, May 01, 2014, 17:40

A new ground-breaking technique developed by scientists traces where your DNA was formed a millennium ago.

`Hippocrates` ancient tree genetically `fingerprinted`

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 19:35

How would have Hippocrates reacted after seeing a DNA project that has identified the genetic fingerprint of the tree that served as one of medicine`s earliest classrooms under his tutelage?

Genetic code of bloodsucking tsetse fly cracked

Last Updated: Friday, April 25, 2014, 09:33

Scientists said today that they have cracked the genetic code of the tsetse fly, potentially helping to tackle one of sub-Saharan Africa`s most devastating livestock diseases as well as human sleeping sickness.

Domesticated chili pepper originated in Central-east Mexico

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 11:39

Researchers have said that domesticated chili pepper originated in Central-east Mexico.

Domesticated chili pepper originated in Central-east Mexico

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 11:39

Researchers have said that domesticated chili pepper originated in Central-east Mexico.

Modern day lion`s ancestor lived 124,000 years ago

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014, 22:09

A genetic analysis of living lions and museum specimens has found that the modern day lions` most recent common ancestor lived around 124,000 years ago.

Greenpeace moves EC for annulment of GM crop field trials

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 22:14

Environmental group Greenpeace today moved the Election Commission, seeking annulment of the GEAC decision to revalidate the field trials for ten varieties of genetically modified (GM) food crops.