What do you understand by Bioprospecting? What are the main benefits and challenges associated with bioprospecting?

Approach Introduce with explaining the concept of bioprospecting. Explain the benefits associated with bioprospecting. Explain the challenges associated with bioprospecting. Conclude appropriately Model Answer : Biodiversity prospecting or bioprospecting is the systematic search for biochemical and genetic information in nature in order to develop commercially valuable products for pharmaceutical, agricultural, cosmetic and other applications. The phases of bioprospecting start with sample collection, isolation, characterisation and … Continue reading What do you understand by Bioprospecting? What are the main benefits and challenges associated with bioprospecting?

Why Bengaluru’s Bellandur lake keeps catching fire? Join Telegram Channel

Onestop IAS A huge plume of fire was spotted emanating seemingly spontaneously from the severely-polluted Bellandur Lake in mid January. The Lake has witnessed occasional fires on its surface in the past as well. Apart from fire, the lake also witness the issues like froth formation, loss of biodiversity due to encroachment etc. The Bellandur Lake Bellandur Lake, spread over 906 acres in southeastern Bengaluru, … Continue reading Why Bengaluru’s Bellandur lake keeps catching fire? Join Telegram Channel

Features of Sunderbans

Feature of Sunderbans  It is classified as a moist tropical forest.  It is a UNESCO world heritage site.  Recognised under Ramsar wetland site  Dominated by “ Sundri tree”  Largest single block of halophytic mangrove forest in the world.  It has common features of the both estuarine and mangrove ecosystem.  Agent of carbon Sequestration  It area lies both in India … Continue reading Features of Sunderbans

Everything about Great White Pelican

Great White Pelican • It is a bird in the pelican family. • It is also known as the eastern white pelican, rosy pelican or white pelican. Geographic distribution • It is mainly found in southeastern Europe, Asia and Africa. Behaviour • Northern populations of this species are fully migratory and travel via important stop-over sites. Other populations are sedentary, dispersive or nomadic, flying over … Continue reading Everything about Great White Pelican

Everything about Kolleru Lake

Kolleru Lake • It is the largest freshwater lake and is located in Andhra Pradesh. • It is located between Krishna and Godavari delta and covers an area of 308 km². • The lake serves as a natural flood-balancing reservoir for these two rivers. • The lake is fed directly by water from the seasonal Budameru and Tammileru streams and is connected to the Krishna … Continue reading Everything about Kolleru Lake