Mango, a country fruit liked by everybody.Mango is a fruit which is liked by most of us. In Kerala this is the season of mangoes. Different varieties of mangoes, generally found and well grown in Kerala , attract the lovers of this fruit. These varieties are used in small – raw form for pickling. Once it is grown into its size and become ripe children gather around the mango tree to collect ripe mangoes which fall when wind flows. One such type of mangoe is locally known as ' Chandrakkaaran'. These days these varieties are getting replaced by mangoes coming from outside the State. Most of these belong to 'Ottu manga' category.
Now the latest news says that the Scientists at Indian council of Agricultural Research have succeeded in discovering almost about 90 percent of genes which contribute to the differences in each variety. Report indicates that 78,831 genes have been identified. India has about thousand varieties of mangoes. But out of them only about 25 varieties are commercially important. Among various countries India produce maximum mangoes . Still, how much this new discovery of genes will help improve the production and commercialisation are yet to be seen