Tag: plants

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

Coal-fired power plants: growing source of mercury emission in Pakistan

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MERCURY IS attractively beautiful, but a toxic heavy metal that triggers brain damage; effects immune and reproductive system; exclusively harmful to developing fetuses; and cause heart problems. Less than one gram or 1/70th of one teaspoon of mercury deposited on a 25-acre lake can make the fish hazardous to eat. Sources of mercury are quite […]…Read More

Coal mine survey to assess supply sufficiency for Punjab power plants

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Validation survey of coal mining to assess and evaluate resources of Trans-Indus Range by the third party to estimate the supply sufficiency for the planned coal-based power plants for next thirty years. Directorate General Mines and Minerals has also engaged a German Consultant (SST-Fugro) consortium for third party validation of the coal mining survey data […]…Read More

Investments in dates processing plants sought

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article image SUKKUR: Ex-chief minister Sindh Qaim Ali Shah invited local and international investors to invest in the Khairpur Economic Zone to explore the opportunities of establishing dates processing plants. Addressing the 8th international dates’ festival, the former chief minister said the country exports 90 million dollars worth of dates a year, which is a good achievement. "Local growers as well as the people of Sindh are still not getting…Read More

Sulphur status in soil and its prominence in plants

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article image Sulphur (S) is crucial nutrient element for plants growth and development. The protein forming sulphur nutrient, is 9th in the row of 17 essential nutrients. Sulphur is an imperative nutrient for best plant growth: it is one of the fundamental macro elements essential for better plant growth. Sulphur is a component of methionine and cysteine in plants. Quality and yield of oil seed crop can affected due to inadequate supply of sulphur nutrient. It is also…Read More

Emerging anthelmintic resistance and medicinal plants as an alternative to combat resistance

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article image The worms are adversely affecting the efficiency of animals causing a huge financial loss to their owners. In our country the areas where animals are mostly fed on grazing, animals are at risk of heavy worm infestation. Generally, there are two types of parasites which can cause harm to the animals Ectoparasites and endoparasites. Ectoparasites are those which attack on the skin of the animal and damage the skin and transmit various pathogens through their bite. Ectoparasites include…Read More

Awareness about mosquito repellent plants

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article image Mosquito species found in many parts of the world can transmit a number of diseases, such as malaria, dengue fever and yellow fever. Because there is no specific treatment for many of the mosquito-borne diseases, and few vaccines or medicines available to prevent them, the best protection is to avoid mosquito bites. (Also see your doctor before travel for anti-malarial medication if going to a malaria-risk area.) Over 1 million people die from mosquito-borne diseases every year, and…Read More

Preservation of endangered medicinal plants of GB

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Medicinal plants have the old history of human use. The oldest written evidence of medicinal plants usage for preparation of drugs has been found on a Sumerian clay slab from Nagpur, approximately 5000 years old. The use of herbs to treat disease is almost universal among non-developed societies and is often more affordable than purchasing modern pharmaceutical. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 80 percent of the population of some Asian and African countries presently…Read More

Medicinal plants – an alternative to combat gastrointestinal parasitism

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article image IMPORTANCE OF LIVESTOCK SECTOR There are multiple factors which play their role in establishing the economy of any country. Among these factors, Livestock have vital role in economic strength of any country by producing, milk, meat, wool, hide, farm yard manure and many other animal by-products. There are 1750.5 million heads of cattle and buffaloes, 2439.2 million heads of sheep and goats, 27.4 million heads of camel and 21554.8 million heads of chickens are found worldwide which…Read More