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Combating freshwater scarcity

Maheshwari, Ramesh (2005) Combating freshwater scarcity. In: Current Science, 88 (11). pp. 1716-1717.

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Abstract

Pushpangadan et al.1 have 'offered the idea of discovering and exploiting waterfixing/harvesting/synthesizing organisms from desert organisms or thermophilic bacteria' for combating freshwater scarcity in plants. Their idea is based on the false notion that 'certain living organisms (both flora and fauna) grow and thrive well in sand dunes of deserts like Sahara, but certain thermophilic bacteria and some higher forms of life have also been located in the sand dunes'. Further, they write,'Plants can thrive well in deserts or other places where there is no water'.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to Indian Academy of Sciences.
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Biochemistry
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2007
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:19
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/3360

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