Identification of SNP Markers in Pm4b gene of Wheat – Part2

Molecular SNP markers are regions of DNA with variations. They help in selecting desired traits for plant breeding. Pm4b is a gene of interest that imparts the desired resistance against powdery mildew, a fungal disease in certain breeds of wheat. Samples with and without the Pm4b gene were taken for the identification of SNP markers … Continue reading “Identification of SNP Markers in Pm4b gene of Wheat – Part2”

Identification of SNP Markers in Pm4b gene of Wheat – Part1

Food – Primary source of essential nutrients to the whole world. When enquired on for one’s favorite food, we get to hear a wide variety of preferences from worldly cuisines. Most of these dish recipes would have wheat as a common ingredient. Wheat is a grass variety cultivated for its edible grains and is widely … Continue reading “Identification of SNP Markers in Pm4b gene of Wheat – Part1”

Demystifying the odd base conundrum

The picture above has a lot of beads and their colors are primarily shades of blue or pink. But clearly, there is one orange bead that stands out making a difference. In the same way, our DNA is a stitch and stretch of 4 primary chemical beads (bases)- Adenine (A), Thymine (T), Guanine (G), and … Continue reading “Demystifying the odd base conundrum”