18
Mar

Genomics technologies ensure food and nutritional security

ICRISAT participants with the seminar organizing committee. Photo: ICRISAT

ICRISAT participants with the seminar organizing committee. Photo: ICRISAT

ICRISAT scientists participated in the National Seminar on “Omics Technologies for Better Food and Nutrition”.

Dr Mahendar Thudi, Scientist – Applied Genomics and Genotype Service, ICRISAT and Convener of the seminar said, “Omics technologies have become an integral part of crop improvement especially genomics and special emphasis on research that deploy available genome sequence information of crop plants is essential for increased production and better nutritional value of food grains.” Dr Manish Pandey narrated the “Journey of genes from genome to field in groundnut” showing the utility of genomics tools for gene discovery and deployment for improving foliar disease resistance and oil quality in groundnut.

More than 150 participants including scientists, research scholars from various institutions from India participated in the seminar organized by Department of Biotechnology, Telangana University, Nizamabad, Telangana, India.

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