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For the next five years, NBRI to focus on root biology

26 October 2011

LUCKNOW:  The National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow, is planning to concentrate on research in the field of root biology – an area still to be explored fully by scientists in India – for the next five years.

In the 12th five year plan, the institute has decided to focus more on soil and root as means to improve plant cultivation and yield in the coming years.

Scientists at the institute believe that with the rising temperature and global warming, the availability of water as well as nutrients in the soil, essential for healthy development of plants, will be scarce. The vegetation will be exposed to stress conditions and tolerant varieties will be a demand of the time. While till now, the plant research mainly focused on shoots, the opportunities available in the roots of the plant as well as the soil has not been explored…..

Read more: http://www.expressindia.com/latest-news/for-the-next-five-years-nbri-to-focus-on-root-biology/865583/

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Written by csirindia

October 27, 2011 at 2:06 pm

Posted in NBRI

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