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Genome Mapping in Indian Ocean 

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  • March 15, 2021
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Genome Mapping in Indian Ocean 

Part of: GS Prelims and GS – III – Environment; Sci & Tech

In news

  • Genome Mapping in Indian Ocean shall be taken up by Scientists from the National Institute of Oceanography (NIO), Panaji, Goa. 

Key takeaways 

  • Onboard research vessel Sindhu Sadhana, the team will traverse over 10,000 nautical miles in the Indian Ocean to reveal the internal working of the ocean at a cellular level.
  • It is the first-of-its-kind research project in India. 
  • Objective: Understanding the biochemistry and the response of the ocean to climate change, nutrient stress and increasing pollution.
  • Duration: 3 years 

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