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Salt secreting microhairs in leaves of wild rice oryza coarctata: Isolation and Characterzation

Oryza coarctata is a halophytic wild rice that is found growing in the coastal regions of India and Bangladesh as a mangrove associate. It is the only wild rice species that is saline tolerant....

Karnataka Agriculture Minister and Prof Swaminathan discussed on improving nutrition security

Honourable Shri. N.H. Shivashankarareddy, the Minister of Agriculture, Govt. of Karnataka visited Professor M S Swaminathan, the Founder of M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) today at...

Research Associate’s visit under Indo-Australian Biotechnology Fund Exchange Programme

As part of a two month (November 15, 2018 to December 17, 2018) exchange visit under the Indo-Australian Biotechnology Fund (IABF) programme, Dr. Gothandapani Sellamuthu a Research Associate working...

MSSRF researcher received the Young Scientist Award

Dr. Deepa Jaganathan, working as Post-Doctoral Fellow (SERB-DST) in MSSRF, recieved the Young Scientist Award at the Indian Plant Science Congress held at SRM University, Kattankulathur, Tamil Nadu (...

Kick-off meeting: DBT- BIRAC funded project on nutri-gardens

Chennai, January 28, 2019: The kick-off meeting of DBT-BIRAC funded project on food based nutritional security for malnourished rural households through capacity building and establishment of nutri-...

No opposed to any technology but an objective method of assessing risks and benefits should be done: Prof Swaminathan

Chennai, December 6, 2018: An article by Prof Kesavan and me in Current Science seems to have caused considerable concern and confusion. As far as I am concerned, the following has been my view...

Study on wheat varieties presents opportunity for growing conventional varieties in organic field conditions

Chennai, October 31, 2018: Dr Vijaya Bhaskar, Postdoctoral researcher, University of Kassel, today presented the results of his work on “Organic and conventional breeding affects early vigour traits...

Four-point action plan can help achieve a hunger-free world by 2030: Prof Swaminathan

Chennai, October 17, 2018: This years’ World Food Day theme is a timely reminder of the fact that a zero hunger world is possible by 2030. For achieving this goal, we should take integrated action in...

Protect coastal Kerala's monazite sands from impact of floods, says Prof Swaminathan

Chennai, August 18, 2018: The unprecedented floods and rains in Kerala emphasise the need for proactive preparation to meet such calamities. I had recommended in Sardar Patel Lectures of All India...