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Agri Genomics
 
 
 
Agri genomics is a discipline in genetics concerned with the study of the genomes of crop organisms, so as to gain advance understanding of plant biology and develop demonstrative application to crop improvement.
 
 
Development of drought and saline tolerant high biomass yielding bamboo plants as energy crop.

India has the second largest bamboo genetic resources in the world with over 136 species growing in the country. Among the bamboos, Bambusa balcooa is the fastest growing, thornless specie. Considering socio-economic and ecological significance of Bamboo, It is important to improve salinity- and drought-tolerance in bamboo by genetic means so as to increase its growth and thus biomass yield and enable it survive under adverse natural conditions where a similar stress sensitive genotype inhibited their growth or dies.

Abellon and Xcelris have completed genetic diversity analysis using molecular markers in different bamboo species. The duo have also successfully established in-vitro regeneration protocol of Bambusa balcooa via adventitious shoot formation.
 
 
 
 
 
Studies on gene expression and pathway analysis related to salinity and drought tolerance in Prosopis species using next generation sequencing technology.

Prosopis is one of the fast growing, salinity- and drought-tolerant tree species. Among 44 Prosopis species, Prosopis juliflora and Prosopis pallida have been identified as the most economic plants. Prosopis is a high-value specie widely used in timber industry, biomass production, bio-fuel, fencing and afforestation.

To leverage the unique characteristics of this plant, Abellon Agrisciences in collaboration with Xcelris Genomics is mapping the drought and salt tolerance genes in Prosopis species using the whole transcriptome sequencing approach. As a whole, the approach for the project would be to develop number of drought and salt tolerance varieties by integrating novel stress resistance genes into economically important plants.
 
 
 
Metagenomics analysis of rhizosphere soil of waste and saline land

The phrase ‘metagenome of the soil’ was first used by Handelsman et al. 1998 to describe the collective genomes of soil microflora. Plants growing under natural conditions interact continuously with a broad array of prokaryotic and eukaryotic microorganisms. Many of these are beneficial to plants, while some soil dwelling organism become injurious to plants.Abellon Agrisciences in collaboration with Xcelris Genomics working in this exciting area of research to find microbes present in rhizosphere soil of waste and saline land and trying to redefine the relationships between plant and the microbe in their rhizosphere.
 
 
 
Virus diagnosis and indexing in Banana

Banana is one of the most important fruit crops in many tropical and subtropical countries. Viruses are usually spread from plant to plant by insect vectors. However, primary source of virus is vegetative planting material obtained from infected mother plant. There are four major banana viruses like BBTV, BBMV, CMV and BSV affecting the morphology and growth characteristics and ultimately producing low yield. Production of virus-free planting material is therefore of vital importance to ensure healthy crop and farm productivity.

Abellon and Xcelris Genomics launched banana virus indexing services for all four banana viruses that helps to diagnose virus at early stage of plant development to provide the virus-free banana planting material to farmers.