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January 7, 2013

Agriculture: Methods For Recombinant DNA molecule

07 January 2013 By: Waqas Shafqat Chatha Chimeric DNA or recombinant DNA molecules are produced by inserting foreign DNA segment into the DNA molecule of the vector. There are three common methods for the preparation of chimeric DNA. There are three methods for making recombinant DNA molecule i.e. 1) Palindromic and staggered cleavage A palindromic sequence is one which has complementary sequence on the both ends of single strand e.g ATC………….GAT. This is the most common method…

Button Mushroom

January 07, 2013 Button Mushroom (Agaricus spp.) is the most popular mushroom variety grown and consumed the world over. In India, its production earlier was limited to the winter season, but with technology development, these are produced almost throughout the year in small, medium and large farms, adopting different levels of technology. The species being grown in most farms is the white button mushroom (Agaricus bisporus) belonging to Class Basidiomycetes and Family Agaricaceae. By:…

Corn Could Help Farmers Fight Devastating Weed

Jan. 7, 2013 — Versatile and responsive to management, corn is grown throughout the world for everything from food to animal feed to fuel. A new use for corn could soon join that list, as researchers in China investigate the crop's ability to induce "suicidal germination" in a devastating parasitic weed. Known commonly as sunflower broomrape, the weed causes extensive damage to vegetable and row crops in Asia, Africa, and southern Eastern Europe. Lacking chlorophyll, it is a parasite and…

RODENTS AT POULTRY SHED: biosecurity and economy pests

January 07, 2013 Dr. TARIQ JAMIL, D.V.M., Phil (Scholar) Microbiology, UVAS Lahore Rodents’ proliferation is a common problem at rural poultry farms especially at open houses and in the feed storage rooms. They are notorious to waste the poultry and livestock feed and for annoying animals at rural poultry farms. Feeding mostly on fruits and grains, these mammals have two incisors at upper and lower jaw for gnawing. These mammals have high proliferation rate as they litter 6-7 times…

Vice-Chancellor calls for addressing small ruminates problems: UVAS

January 7, 2013 LAHORE:  University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha has called for addressing the problems of small ruminants which they are facing in the areas of breeding, health, feeding, management and marketing. The Vice-Chancellor said this in a meeting with a delegation of International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) led by Mission Leader Ms. Maleha Hussain here Monday. The meeting discussed the application of modern farming…

Food Capsule: An Egg

Monday, January 07, 2013 -->By: Prof. Dr. Ahsan ul Haq and Mr. Zaib-ur-Rehman, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan To get balanced nutrition it is not necessary to eat expensive food. Apart from being inexpensive, egg is a wholesome food which contains balanced amount of essential nutrients like protein, vitamins and minerals. All these nutrients are in highly protected form. Nature has provide the protection to egg, from deterioration, by egg shell then by shell

UAE on hiring spree in 2013: Here’s a list of hot sectors for job opportunities

Monday, January 07, 2013 With several large-scale projects announced by UAE government and private sector, recruitment experts believe industry sectors will increase headcount this year By  Shuchita Kapur The UAE job market is expected to follow an upward trajectory this year after a steady 2012. An increasing number of large-scale projects are being announced by the UAE government as well as the private sector. While that led a number of businesses to increase hiring (albeit…

Severe cold, foggy conditions damage tunnel crops

January 07, 2013 M RAFIQUE GORAYA The prolonged severe cold and foggy conditions in the country have damaged the off-season tunnel crops, mostly vegetables and mango trees, Director General Punjab Agriculture Extension Services Dr Anjum Ali told Business Recorder here on Sunday. He said the persistent severe winter weather conditions can create many problems for crop plants jeopardising their health and even their lives. The frost can significantly damage different parts of the…

International conference on Indo-Pak water politics on Wednesday

January 07, 2013 The foreign and local experts on Sunday started gathering at the Government College University, Lahore, to deliberate on the politics of water between India and Pakistan at the international conference on "The Politics of Water Resources Governance in the Indus Basin". Besides scholars and experts from Pakistan, about seventeen eminent foreign experts from eight countries including India are also coming to GCU to participate in the two-day conference that would begin…

Restoration of gas to four urea plants ordered

January 07, 2013 ABDUL RASHEED AZAD The government has directed the authorities concerned to workout a plan for restoration of gas supply to the four fertilizer plants on Sui-Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) network immediately, it is learnt. Sources in the Petroleum Ministry told Business Recorder here on Saturday that the four fertilizer plants on SNGPL network including Pakarab, Dawood Hercules, Engro new plant and Agritech have suffered more than any other industry due to…

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