Tag: Beneficial

Transgenic plants and their effect on beneficial soil fauna

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Soil represents a favorable habitat for microfauna and is inhabited by a wide range of microorganisms, including bacteria, fungi, algae, viruses, and protozoa. According to one study, there is about one and ten million microorganisms present per gram of soil with bacteria and fungi being the most dominant. A renowned scientist once remarked, “Soil deprived […]…Read More

Medicinal radio-isotopes can be beneficial for accurate diagnosis of cancer: Prof Dr Qaim

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Each year, tens of millions of patients receive accelerator-based diagnoses and therapy in hospitals and clinics around the world. Particle accelerators are used to produce radioisotopes for medical diagnosis and therapy, and as source of beams of electrons, protons, and heavier charged particles for medical treatment, this was stated by Prof. Dr. S. M. Qaim, Foreign Fellow PAS, Research Centre Jülich and University of Cologne, Germany, while delivering a lecture on "…Read More

Safflower oil-safe and beneficial for health

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article image Human body requires essential nutrients through a quality diet. Oil is a basic part of human diet, as it is used in cooking etc. Quality of oil highly effects on health of human beings, because with the change in quality of oil, oil chemistry also varies. Low quality may contain nutrients which may cause body not to work properly. There are different sources of oil, but the source which is discussed in this topic is safflower. Kazakhstan ranks first among all the countries of world in…Read More

Naturally growing wild plants are beneficial for chromium alleviation

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Pakistan is an agricultural country and its GDP majorly dependent on agriculture. Since 2005 crop growth and productivity reduced due to rapid industrialization. Due to energy crisis farmers prefer to use waste water as it is easily available. Farmers are unaware of nature of waste water as it is major source of contaminants like heavy metals and other toxicants. Chromium (Cr) is seventh most abundant element in earth crust. In earth crust Cr abundance ranges from 100 to 300 micrograms per…Read More

Beneficial effects of organic matter in soil

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article image The soil organic matter includes a variety of plant and animal debris in different stages of decomposition. The living plant roots and soil microorganisms are also often considered part of the soil organic matter. Soil organic matter is the smallest component of the soil. Although it is a small percentage of the overall soil, it is the heart of a healthy productive soil. Most of the soil organic matter is present near the soil surface (top six inches), rather than deeper in the soil. It…Read More