Category Archives: Biotechnology

Bioluminiscence - a step forward towards a brighter future.

Bioluminescence- A step forward to brighter future

Doesn’t it sound cool and intriguing idea to have a our home and streets lustrous with beautiful luminescence? And of course with no or least expenses and where the concept of ‘energy crisis’ is just a mere thought.  Yes. Sounds great. Ever heard of term

the world is getting short of antibiotics the multidrug resistant organisms

The world is getting short of antibiotics!

The uncontrolled and frequent use of antibiotics even for treatment of common infections has given rise to antimicrobial resistance AMR and the microbes are termed as multidrug resistant organisms (MDRO’s). Multidrug resistance is a global issue and a threat to health care. The emergence of

radioimmunoassay RIA for detection of immune complexes in given sample

Radioimmunoassay (RIA)

Radioimmunoassay is an assay technique for detection and estimation of immune molecule complexes, antibodies, hormones and related substances from a given sample. This is sensitive and specific in vitro technique for research work laboratories. Because of the fact that this technique involves using radioactive isotopes,

Research areas in plant biotechnology

Research areas in plant biotechnology

Biotechnology refers to manipulation of living organisms and their systems for manufacturing products. These are eventually for the betterment of humanity. Plant biotechnology is the sub-discipline which involves adding desired traits in plants. Moreover, it involves the research and manipulation of plant’s natural abilities. No

Medicinal plants for cancer treatment

Medicinal plants for cancer treatment

Cancer is one of the deadliest diseases killing a large number of people worldwide. Over the course of year, scientists have identified the molecular basis of cancer.Despite considerable efforts, cancer persists to be an aggressive killer worldwide. Hence a constant demand is required to develop

Novel approaches of biotechnology for cancer treatment

Novel approaches of biotechnology for cancer treatment

This is the era of research and scientific advancements. Biotechnology has a significant role in finding ways for cancer treatment. The novel approaches of plant biotechnology for cancer treatment focus on finding a workable therapeutic strategy. Cancer being one of the deadliest diseases is the

serial analysis for gene expression technique and applications

Serial analysis of gene expression

Serial analysis of gene expression (SAGE) is a technique used to provide a library of the mRNA sequences (transcripts) of the sample in the form of small tag sequences or the express sequence tags (EST), each of which correspond to a particular transcript. EST is

ELISA technique a valuable research tool

ELISA technique

Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay ELISA is an assay technique of biotechnology for detection of various enzymes, proteins, antibodies and hormones. The detection is based on antigen-antibody interactions. Antigen molecules are immobilized on surface of 96 wells polystyrene plate. Adding antibody solution on plate results in

DNA sequencing technique and applications

DNA sequencing

What is DNA sequencing? ”DNA sequencing is a technique of biotechnology to determine the genome sequence with precise nucleotide order within it.” Determination of precise sequence and order of DNA bases: adenine, guanine, cytosine and thymine is performed. The purpose is to analyze and compare

Plantibodies for therapeutic purposes


As the name suggests, plantibodies are class of antibodies, which are derived and generated in plants. Although mammalian cells are main source of engineered antibodies production, yet plants also can serve the same purpose as well. Plant biotechnologists aims to manipulate the natural abilities of