CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute launched a 108-petals lotus variant

CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute In a significant development, CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute launched the 108-petal lotus dedicated to the nation on the eve of Independence Day during the NBRI’s week-long festival ‘One Week One Lab Programme‘ in Lucknow, with CSIR Director General N Kalaiselvi. Apart from it, CSIR-NBRI unveiled the ‘NBRI-Nihar‘ variant of Aloe Vera, which had a 2.5-fold increase in gel yield compared to traditional Aloe vera plants with expendable resistance to bacterial and fungal diseases, for cultivation and research purposes.

108-petal lotus variant launched by CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute

Launched on the day of Independence Day dedicated to India it is integrated by CSIR director general (DG) N Kalaiselvi at NBRI’s week-long festival ‘One Week One Lab Programme’ with the inauguration of a wellness centre for CSIR-NBRI staff. Institute’s director AK Shasany informed those who were present there that the fibre stream which was extracted is used to make clothes, where its additional usage is for perfume developed by Institute technology. One of the significant progress this is a single flower whose genome is fully extracted so this will never will go extinct.

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Does Lotus have 108 petals?

Recently, the National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI) of Lucknow has about 20 varieties of lotus flowers including the rare 108 petal lotus, usually found in Manipur.

Which lotus is rare?

 The blue lotus flower is the rarest