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Harnessing Microbes for Energy Production Environmental Protection
Prospecting Biological Diversity for Biotechnological Solutions

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To achieve the goal of sustainability while dealing with environmental pollution and energy security issues, the Division explores diverse microbial and plant resources to protect the environment, enhance oil recovery from stripped oil wells, and protect agricultural crops from pests. It...

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Endophyte-Based Biospesticide Development: Progress and Perspectives

Endophyte-Based Biospesticide Development: Progress and Perspectives

Findings on the potential of endophyte-based biopesticide development...

Food and Biofuel

Food and Biofuel

What is the role of Biotechnology in balancing them out?

Training Course on GC and HPLC Techniques 9-14 June 2014

Training Course on GC and HPLC Techniques 9-14 June 2014

PhD students, research fellows, scientists, and people from academia ...

Projects

  • Green cover for crops!

    Every year, pest attack on crops leads to losses that amount to a staggering 240 billion and above. Farmers usually prefer synthetic pesticides because of their ease of handling, efficiency in eliminating pests, and the popular belief that they are economical in nature.

  • Scouting for natural alternatives

    Indian herb Safed Moosli can cure cancer, Neem from Rajasthan is a source of oil for soap, while medicinal properties of Aswagandha are best manifested if harvested at the age of 60 days. These are just some of the facts that came to light as TERI was scouting for the chemical profiles of medicinal plants.

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