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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Genetic and chemical fingerprinting of medicinal plants

 Characteristics, quantitative and qualitative traits and physical features in the organism are determined by DNA which regulates the production of specific proteins and enzymes through the central dogma of molecular biology, viz. DNA transcripts mRNA translates protein.

Young researcher Prashanth Suravajhala, founded started a Biowiki project , identified till date 1400 medicinal plants and invites researchers to contribute , edit the content and mentor the students.

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