December 5, 2016. The eighth International Plant Tissue Culture and Biotechnology Conference commenced as per program.The details of the conference are given below:

The theme of the Conference was: Biotechnology for Innovative Agriculture and Food Security. Guests and participants took their seats at 10:00. The conference began with the recitation from the Holy Books. The  address of welcome and introduction of the foreign guests were accorded by Professor Dr. Sheikh Shamimul Alam, Secretary, Organizing Committee & General Secretary, BAPTC&B. This was followed by addresses by the Special Guests Professor Dr. K. M. Nasiruddin, Vice Chancellor, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science & Technology University, Gopalganj,  Professor Dr. Kamal Uddin Ahamed, Vice Chancellor, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Dhaka and   the Chief Patron: Professor A A M S Arefin Siddique, Vice Chancellor, University of Dhaka.  The Chief Guest,  Architect Yeafesh Osman, Honorable Minister, Ministry of Science and Technology, GoB began his talk with a nice poem composed by him. Thereafter, Professor Dr. M. Mozammel Haque, the President, BAPTC&B spoke.  The  Plenary lecture was delivered by Professor Dr. Narendra Tuteja, Amity University, Delhi, India. The title of his talk was: Crop improvement under stress for food security through innovative microbial biotechnology approach. In his introductory remarks the Professor said, “the Food security is generally defined as the availability of food and its access to it. But food security could be in danger due to the negative impact of different stresses  which lead to low production. Therefore, there is an urgent need to develop stress-tolerant crops with no yield loss for the future food security. One of the innovative approach for crop improvement under stress conditions, the Professor continued  is understanding of the beneficial fungal-plant interactions. Use of beneficial fungus (root endophyte Piriformospora indica) through non-transgenic and transgenic approaches could be one of the best innovative approaches for crop improvements. Through non-transgenic approach P. indica has been found to provide a strong growth-promoting activity during its symbiosis with a broad spectrum of plants including mustard, pea, tobacco, tomato, rice, lepidium and the medicinal plant Coleus forskohlii. Despite its positive impact on the host, little is known about the P. indica genes that may be involved in stress tolerance. However, for transgenic approach to improve the crop under stress conditions, the first high salinity-tolerant genes from P. indica need to be cloned. Recently we have cloned several salinity-tolerant genes from P. indica fungus by functional screening, based on random over-expression of a P. indica cDNA library in Escherichia coli grown on a medium supplemented with 0.6 M NaCl. Of these one of the salinity tolerant genes derived  from P. indica (cyclophilin; PiCypA) has been functionally validated for its role in salinity tolerance in bacteria and plants. This gene product catalyzes the inter-conversion of peptidyl prolyl imide bonds in peptide and protein substrates and functions as molecular chaperones. This is also known to be involved in pre-mRNA splicing; however, their RNA-binding activity has not been well described. We found that this protein contains a unique property of RNA binding. It also provides high salinity tolerance in E. coli. The authors have also shown that the transgenic tobacco plants over-expressing fungal PiCypA provide high salinity tolerance and exhibit normal growth under salinity stress conditions. Overall, we demonstrated for the first time a direct evidence of countering salinity stress tolerance in plants by genetic modification using a fungal gene.

Following the plenary lecture the  Scientific Session 1A  began where several papers were presented  on in vitro regeneration and micropropagation of economically important crops and medicinal plants.     The abstract no of the papers presented  has been mentioned. Abstracts Number: 1. Sk Moquammel Haque and Biswajit Ghosh – Micropropagationthrough different morphogenic pathway in Ledebouria revoluta (L.f.) Jessop —an important bulbaceous medicinal herb. 2. Maisha Mosharrat Chowdhury, Sadia Zaman Shormee, Afsana Tasnim Oshin, Shahana Chowdhury and Aparna Islam – In vitro regeneration of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.): a promising oil seed crop for the coastal region of Bangladesh. 3. Pratap Jyoti Handique and Puspa Bhuyan – High frequency in vitro regeneration of Gloriosa superba L. using elite clones collected from north east India. 4. Md. Abdul Kuddush, Sayeed Shahriyar, Sabina Yasmin, M. Shahidul Haque – In vitro regeneration and acclimatization of different Dendrobium orchid varieties. 5. Md. Abdul Kuddush, Sayeed Shahriyar, Sabina Yasmin, M. Shahidul Haque – In vitro propagation of Dendrobium orchid as influenced by different concentrations of sucrose and MS medium. 6. Abu Sayem Azad, Aminul Hoque, and Mohammed Nuruzzaman -A  suitable protocol for in vitro plant regeneration potentiality of different strawberry varieties. 7. Md. Shoyeb, Md. Saddam Hossain and Prof. Dr. Shaikh Mizanur Rahman – Effects of various explants and plant growth regulators on efficient in vitro micropropagation of gerbera (Gerbera jamesonii bolus) through callus induction. 8. Md. Saddam Hossain, Md. Shoyeband Shaikh Mizanur Rahman – Rapid in vitro micropropagation of Aloe vera L. (Indian Aloe) and optimization of its different parameters. 9. Ummehani, Salim Khan, Shahina Akter, Tanjina Akhtar Banu, Mousona Islam and Abul Kalam Azad – Establishment of anefficient in vitro regeneration protocol from various part of Rauvolfia serpentina L.animportantrare medicinal plant. 10. P. Saha, M. Afrin, A.K.M. Mohiuddin and A.M. Shohael- In vitro regeneration of black gram (Vigna mungo L.). 11. Kuasha Mahmud, K.M. Nasiruddin, M.A. Hossain and L. Hassan – Development of somaclones in sugarcane through callus culture and subsequent molecular diversity analysis using RAPD markers. 12. Mahbubur Rahman, Nusrat Sultana, Shaiful Islam Tarek and Waheeda Parvin – In vitro direct regeneration and mass production of Dendrocalamus longispathus, an important hilly edible bamboo through branch nodal buds culture. 13. M. R. Islam, M. T. Jahan, P. K. Roy, M. H. Kabir and A. N. K. Mamun – In vitro propagation of pink cassia (Cassia renigera Wall. ex Benth) an exotic ornamental plant in Bangladesh. 14. Kazi Tahmina Akter, Md. Azizul Hoque, Mohammad Zakaria and M. Mofazzal Hossain – In vitro regeneration of mint (Mentha sp.) using different growth regulators and explants. 15. M.A. Ali,S.M. Faisal, K.M. Nasiruddin, M.S. Haque and A. Ullah – In vitro plantlet production through node culture and ex-vitro acclimatization of potato. 16. S.M. Faisal, M.S. Haque and K.M. Nasiruddin – In vitro callus induction in cucumber varieties as influenced by explants, NAA and BAP concentrations.

December 04, 2016 (Sunday) Venue: Department of Botany, University of Dhaka Scientific Session 1B: In vitro regeneration and micropropagation of economically important crops and medicinal plant Chairman : Prof. Dr. Manzur Hossain, IBSc, Rajshahi University Co-Chairman : Professor Md. Raihan Ali, Khulna University Rapporteur : Dr. Md. Ahashan Habib, BCSIR, Dhaka Duration : 09:00 – 10:30 Hours Abstracts Number: 17. Adnan Rahi, Tanjina Akhtar Banu, Shahina Akter, Mousona Islam, Md. Ahashan Habib and Md Salim khan- An efficient rapid in vitro micropropagation of Bacopa monnieri L. an important medicinal plant. 18. Shreeti Pradhan, Tripti Regmi, Babu Lal Tiruwa and Bijaya Pant – Mass propagation of Cymbidium aloifolium (L.) Sw. through different in vitro culture techniques and its genetic fidelity. 19. Barna Goswami, Nemai Chandra Nandi1 and Saidur Rahman- In Vitro regeneration of Mirabilis jalapa L. from Nodal Explants: A Medicinal Plant. 20. M. A. K. Azad and M. N. Amin – Shoot regeneration pathway in Glaucidium palmatum through embryogenic callus. 21. M. A. K. Azad and M. N. Amin – Regeneration of Asparagus officinalis L. through embryogenic callus. 22. Md. Ahashan Habib, Kazi Fatema Zahan, Mousona Islam, Tanjina Akhtar Banu, Shahina Akter, G.M. Al-amin and Md. Salim Khan- In vitro regenerationof Mustard (Brassica spp.). 23. Moli Rani, Sabina Yasmin and Muhammad Shahidul Haque – In vitro micropropagation of turmeric (Curcuma longa Linn.) 24. Bijaya Pant – Plant tissue culture: totipotency, research, development and beyond 25. Md. Tariqul Islam, Rozina Afroz, Sajia Rahman and Md. Amjad Hossain – In vitro conservation of potato varieties through nodal explants (Solanum tuberosum L.). 10:30-10:45: Tea (Courtesy: Professor Dr. Maksud Kamal, Dean, Faculty of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Dhaka) Scientific Session 2: Regional and global perspectives of commercialization of In vitro derived plants and products Chairman : Professor Dr. Biswajit Ghosh, Kolkata, India Co-Chairman : Professor Dr. Bijaya Pant, Kathmundu, Nepal Rapporteur : Dr. Abdullah Mohammad Shohael, Jahangirnagar University Duration : 10:45-13:00 Hours Abstracts Number : 1. Paek Kee Yeoup and Abdullah Mohammad Shohael – Commercial production of biomass and bioactive compounds using bioreactor technology. 2. Ilma Rahman and Jebunnesa Chowdhury – Analysis of phytochemical constituents and antioxidant activity of Bangladeshi green tea (Camellia sinensis). 3. Mehbubun Nayeema and Jebunnesa Chowdhury- Phytochemical screening of Artemisia nilagirica. 4. Raisul Abedin Ananda, Razia Sultana Chowdhury, Iftekhar Ahmad – Study on the alimental value, physicochemical constituents and sensory evaluation of chocolate tea. 5. Arpita Moharana, Soumendra Kumar Naik and Durga Prasad Barik – A comparative study of genetic stability, antimicrobial activity and phytochemicals of In Vitro regenerated plants of Lawsonia inermis with in vivo plant for commercial use. 6. Subrata Kundu and Biswajit Ghosh – Constancy of artemisinin content of micropropagated and macropropagated Artemisia annua plant. 7. Tarun Halder and Biswajit Ghosh- Production of secondary metabolites using hairy root culture of Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal. 8. Mohammad Ali, Li-Yuan Chai, Chong-Jian Tang – Development and characterization of a nitritation air-lift reactor under long-term HRT shortening. 9. Abdullah Mohammad Shohael and Paek Kee Yeoup – Application of Bioreactor system for Large Scale Production of Biomass and Bioactive Compounds from Valuable Medicinal Plants 10. Tasmia Islam, Shawon Mitra, Sudip Biswas, Umme Habiba Mita, M. Sazzadur Rahman, M. Ansar Ali, R.H. Sarker and Zeba I. Seraj – Possibility ofwide hybridization between wild halophytic (P. coarctata) and cultivated rice (Oryza sativa L.). 11. Habibul Bari Shozib, Saima Jahan, Muhammad Ali Siddiquee- In vivo screening for low Glycemic Index (GI) rice varieties in Bangladesh and evaluate the effect of differently processed rice and rice products on GI. 13:00 – 14:00 : Lunch (Lawn, Department of Botany, University of Dhaka) (Courtesy: Implementation of the National Biosafety Framework of Bangladesh Project, Department of Environment, Agargaon, Dhaka ) Scientific Session-3: Application of modern biotechnology and Biosafety Regulation for the development of transgenic plants Chairman : Prof. Dr. Narendra Tuteja, Amity University, India Co-Chairman : Prof. Dr. Shahidul Hoque, Bangladesh Agricul. Univ., Mymensingh Rapporteur : Dr. Aparna Islam, Department of Biotechnology, BRAC University, Bangladesh Duration : 14:00 – 16:15 Hours Abstracts Number: 1. M. Imdadul Hoque – Need for Biosafety Regulation in Transgenic Crops. 2. M K A Chowdhury & M S Haider- Status of Biosafety Regulatory System in Bangladesh. 3. Biswajit ghosh and Timir Baran Jha – Genetic modification of crops: a continuous process of nature and scientists. 4. Shamsul H. Prodhan, Quazi H. Hasan, Ziaul Faruque Joy, Hammadul Hoque, Saif U Shikdar, Md. Akkas Ali and Md. Shariful Islam – Development of salt tolerant indica rice by introducing of stress resistant genes. 5. Md. Nazmul Hasan, Mohammad Kamruzzaman, Hammadul Hoque and Shamsul H. Prodhan – Agrobacterium mediated transformation of two Citrus spp. (C. chrysocarpa Lush. and C. sinensis L. Osbeck) from embryogenic callus using PsCBL and PsCIPK genes. 6. Quazi H. Hasan, Shamsul H. Prodhan – Selective enrichment and isolation of Rhodopseudomonas palustris using para-aminobenzoic acid as selective agent. 7. Anamika Datta, Manzur‐E‐Mohsina Ferdous, Samsad Razzaque, Zeba I. Seraj and Aparna Islam – Genetic transformation of two tomato (Solanum lycopersicum Mill.) explants by introducing Na+ /H+ antiporter gene to generate transgenics to resist salinity stress. 8. Tantri Halder, Tahmina Islam and M. Imdadul Hoque – In vitro plant regeneration and agrobacterium- mediated genetic Transformation in indigenous rice varieties of Bangladesh. 9. Tanjina Akhtar Banu, Ifffat Ara Rahman, Rakha Hari Sarker, Tahmina Islam, Imdadul Haque – Development of fungal disease resistant peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) through Agrobacterium mediated genetic transformation. 10. Md. Nazrul Islam, Sudip Biswas, G.M. Nurnabi Azad Jewel, Narendra Tuteja and Zeba I. Seraj – Constitutive overexpression of rice G-protein beta subunit gene into farmer popular rice variety BRRI Dhan-55 confers better tolerance under both heat and salinity stress. 11. Sadia Islam, Tahmina Islam and Rakha Hari Sarker – In vitro regeneration and Agrobacteriummediated genetic transformation for local varieties of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) 16:15 – 16:30 : Tea (Courtesy: Professor Dr. Al-Forkan, University of Chittagong) Scientific Session 4: Marker assisted breeding for crop improvement Chairman : Prof. Dr. T.B. Jha, Presidency University, Kolkata, Inda Co-Chairman : Dr. Al-Amin, Supreem Seed co. Ltd Rapporteur : Professor Dr. A. K. M. Mohiuddin, MBSTU Duration : 16:30-18:30 Hours Abstracts Number: 1. A.K. Ghose, M. K. Hassan, Kuasha Mahmud, N. Islam, M. A. Rahman, M. S. Arefin and M. A. Hossain – Molecular characterization and genetic diversity analysis of ten sugarcane germplasm using ssr markers. 2. Meghla Saha Pinky and Kazi Nahida Begum – Comparative karyotype and RAPD analysis of four specimens of Allium cepa L. and a specimen of Allium fistulosum L. 3. Kuasha Mahmud – Evaluation of induced somaclonal variation in sugarcane through morphological and molecular markers. 4. Shawon Mitra, Tahmina Islam, Rita Sarah Borna, R. H. Sarker, M. Imdadul Hoque – Molecular characterization of single- and multigrain aman rice (Oryza sativa L.) varieties available in Bangladesh 5. Md Enamul Hoque, Jannatul Ferdous, Shahanaz Sultana, Ripon Kumar Roy and Md Abdul Latif – Pyramiding bacterial blight resistant genes into elite rice cultivar throueh marker-assisted selection 6. Md. Hafijur Ruman, Aneesa Ansari and Mohammad Nurul Islam – Molcerlar identification of tomato leaf curl virus (ToLCV) resistant/ tolerant tomato lines. 7. Madhury Paul, Tahmina Islam and Rakha Hari Sarker – Analysis of Genetic Diversity in Brassica Germplasm through ISSR Profiling 8. M. M. Hossain, M. A. Hoque, M. A. Sweety, M. H. Saikat, M. N. Islam and R. H. Sarker – Yield potential and marker assisted selection of tropical strawberry genotypes 9. A. S. M. Mustafa Kamal, Ayesha Siddika, Md. Shamsul Arefin, M. Shamsuddoha and Md. AlAmin – Assessment of genetic purity in popular rice (Oryza sativa L.) hybrids using microsatellite markers. 10. T. Tanny, M. M. Khatun, S. Yesmin, M. Salimullah and I. Alam – Study of genetic diversity in cultivated Aloe vera of Bangladesh December 05, 2016 (Monday) Venue: Department of Botany, University of Dhaka Scientific Session 5: Genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics Chairman : Dr. M. Azizur Rahman, University of Greenwich, UK Co-Chairman : Dr. Amjad Hossain, Director Research, BSRI, Ishurdi Rapporteur : Dr. S.M. Shahinul Islam, IBSc, RU Duration : 09:00-12:00 Hours Abstracts Number: 1. Dipnarayan Saha, Rajeev Singh Rana, Biswanath Adhihkary, Kashinath Mahanty, Sariful Islam, Sabyasachi Mitra, Mukesh Mumar, Jiban Mitra and P.G. Karmakar – Nitrogen Use Efficiency in Jute (Corchorus olitorius) for Yield Enhancement through Genetic Screen and Biotechnology. 2. Mohammad Rafid Feisal and Aparna Islam – In silico analysis, homology modelling and comparison between salt tolerance determinants Arababidopsis thaliana Na+ / H+ exchanger 1 and 2 (AtNHX1 and AtNHX2) proteins. 3. Mohammed Nuruzzaman, Aminul Hoque, Shahidul Alam, Shoshi Kikuchi, Mahadia Faiza and Shamiul Alam – NAC transcription factor family genes are differentially expressed in rice during infections with different viruses. 4. Saima Saida, Aneesa Ansari and Mohammad Nurul Islam – Development of an antiviral vector construct targeting AC4 and CP gene of tomato leaf curl virus. 5. Ashfaqul Muid Khandaker, Shahadat Hasan Reza, Caglar Karakaya and Ahmet Koc – Biochemical and Genetic characterization of long lived Yeast (S. cerevisiae) deletion mutants that lack mitochondrial metabolism genes: DSS1, PPA2 and AFG3. 6. Motiur Rahman, Simon J. Williams, Thomas Ve, Lachlan Casey, Alan Zhang, Maud Bernoux, Peter N. Dodds, Bostjan Kobe and Peter A. Anderson – Molecular basis of recognition of rust effectors by the M flax resistance protein. 7. Fateeha Noor and Sheikh Shamimul Alam – Fluorescent chromosome banding of three Zingiber Boehm. species from Bangladesh. 10:45 – 11:00: Tea (Courtesy: Professor Shibli Rubayatul Islam, Dean, Faculty of Commerce, University of Dhaka) 8. Suma Akter and Sheikh Shamimul Alam – Determination of karyotype diversity in three Asparagus L. species by fluorescent banding. 9. Aneesa Ansari, Md. Mostafa Kama, R. H. Sarker and Mohammad Nurul Islam – Molecular cloning, nucleotide sequence and genomic organization of Tomato Leaf Curl Virus (ToLCV) of Bangladesh. 10. Jamilur Rahman, Klaus Gase and Ian T. Baldwin – Complete genome sequence of Tobacco rattle virus California isolate and its vector can VIGS at higher temperature conditions. 11. M. Mofazzal Hossain and M. Azizur Rahman – Comparative genomic and proteomic analysis Brassica somatic hybrid and its parental species. 12. Tahmina Islam and Ajit Ghosh- Genome-wide dissection of unique glyoxalase III genes in soybean (Glycine max) indicates their stress specific transcript alteration and protein interaction Session 6: Environmental biotechnology Chairman : Professor Dr. Mihir Lal Saha, DU Co-Chairman : Dr. Durga Prasad Barik, Ravenshaw University, India Rapporteur : Professor Dr. Md. Abdul Karim, DU Duration : 12:00 – 13:00 Hours Abstracts Number: 1. Saeed Mohammed Imran Hosen, Dipesh Das, Rupkanowar Kobi, Dil Umme Salma Chowdhury, Md. Jibran Alam, Bashudev Rudra, Muhammad Abu Bakar, Saiful Islam, Zillur Rahman, Mohammad Al-Forkan – Study of arsenic accumulation in rice and evaluation of protective effects of Chorchorus olitorius leaves against arsenic contaminated rice induced toxicities in wistar albino rats 2. Md. Khasrul Alam, Jakia Sultana, Nilufa Akhter Banu, Mohammad Minnatul Karim and Md. Rezuanul Islam – Antagonistic effect of soil bacteria against selective Fusarium oxysporum and Collectotrichum melongenae phytopathogenic fungi 3. Saima Sultana and Zakaria Ahmed – Study of the antimicrobial properties of some natural products 4. S. M. Z. Hasan, M. F. Hossain, A. K. Lisa, M. A Islam, M. Khalekuzzaman and B. Sikdar – Assessments of antibiotic sensitivity and antagonism of soil bacteria against isolated bacterial strains from leaf spot disease of pumpkin (Cucurbitae spp.) 5. Lovely Aktar, Farhana Islam Khan, Tahmina Islam, Shawon Mitra and Mihir Lal Saha – Isolation and characterization of lipase producing bacteria from lipid-rich environment. 13:00-14:00: Lunch (Lawn, Department of Botany, University of Dhaka) (Courtesy: Dr. Aparna Islam, BRAC University & Dr. Haseeb Md. Irfanullah, IUCN, Dhaka) Session7: Concluding and Adoption of Recommendation Chairman : Professor Dr. M. Mozammel Haque, President, organizing committee Co-Chairman : Professor Dr. Sheikh Shamimul Alam, Secretary, organizing committee Rapporteur : Professor Dr. Mihir Lal Saha, Tresurer, organizing committee Duration : 14:00 – 15:00 Annual General Meeting & Election of new Executive Committee for the session 2017-2019 (Members only) Duration : 15:00 – 16:30 16:30 : Tea (Courtesy: Professor Dr. M. Imdadul Hoque, Dean, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Dhaka) POSTER SESSION December 03, 2016 16:00 : Opening of Poster Session – Swapan Kumar Roy, Director General, National Museum of Science and Technology, Agargaon, Dhaka Venue: Lawn, Department of Botany, University of Dhaka Lists of Posters: 1. Rajib Chakraborty and Zakaria Ahmed – Antimicrobial Efficacies of Ayurvedic and Unani Medicines against Gram Positive and Gram Negative Bacteria and their comparative analysis with some commercial antibiotics. 2. Kuasha Mahmud, K.M. Nasiruddin, M.A. Hossain, M.A. Rahman and A.K. Ghose – Response of 2, 4-D on Callus Induction and Plantlet Regeneration in Sugarcane. 3. Md. Munir Hossain and S. M. Shahinul Islam – In vitro response of maize genotypes for tolerance to osmotic stress caused by polyethylene glycol (PEG). 4. Mohammad Harun-Or-Rashid, M. A. Bari Miah and S.M.Shahinul Islam – Determination of cell viability and growth by heat stress pre-treatment factors using cell suspension culture of potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) cv. Surjamukhi. 5. Mohammad Nazrul Islam, Md. Touhidul Islam, Md. Munir Hossain, Bakul Bhattacharjee, Mirza Fida Hasan, M. Monzur Hossain and S. M. Shahinul Islam – Embryogenic callus induction and an efficient plant regeneration using three soybean [glycine max (L.) Merr.] Genotypes in Bangladesh. 6. Tuhin Chatterjee, Avijit Chakraborty, Biswajit Ghosh – Cytologically and phytochemically stable regeneration and in vitro conservation of Gloriosa superba L., an endangered medicinal plant. 7. Jubair Al Rashid, Tahmin Aforse, Md. Golam Kabir, Mohammad Sharif Sarker, Noorain Munim Rasul and ZahurAhmed – Isolation, Characterization and Use of Indigenous Bradyrhizobiumjaponicum APEXBJ2 Strain for Biological Nitrogen Fixation in Soybean. 8. Abu sayem Azad, Aminul Hoque, Hafizur Rahman and Mohammed Nuruzzaman – Induction of somaclones from different strawberry varieties for commercial cultivation in Bangladesh. 9. Abu sayem Azad, Aminul Hoque, Ahmad Kabir and Mohammed Nuruzzaman – RAPD profile of genomic DNA isolated from the leaves of different varieties of strawberry 10. M. M. Khatun, S.K. Ray, T. Tanny, S. Yesmin, M. Salimullah and I. Alam- Evaluation of genetic fidelity of in vitro raised Aloe vera plants using DNA-based molecular marker. 11. Talia Hoque, Aminul Hoque, Shamiul Alam and Monzur Hossain – Different fertilizer effect on growth and yield contributing characters of in vitro grown strawberry varieties. 12. Abdul Musaweer Habib, Md. Jibran Alam, Bashudev Rudra, Dil Umme Salma Chowdhury, Md Abdul Quader2 , Mohammad Al-Forkan1 – PCR-based analysis of helicobacter pylori virulent genotypes among dyspeptic patients from chittagong, Bangladesh. 13. Kazi Tahmina Akter, Md. Azizul Hoque, Mohammad Zakaria and M. Mofazzal Hossain- In vitro regeneration of mint (mentha sp.) using different growth regulator and explants. 14. S.M. Faisal, M.S. Haque and K.M. Nasiruddin – In vitro callus induction in cucumber varieties as influenced by explants, NAA and BAP concentrations. 15. Tanjina Akhtar Banu, Tanjin Tamanna, Shahina Akter, Mousona Islam, Md. Ahashan Habib and Md Salim khan – Development of high efficiency regeneration protocol of an important medicinal plant Gynura procumbens. 16. M. A. K. Azad and M. N. Amin – In vitro regeneration and ex vitro establishment of an antidiabetic plant- Gynura procumbens Merr. 17. Md. Anowar Hossain, Kazi Zahidur Rahman and Md. RezaulKarim – Performance of the five selected varieties of okra against Yellow Vein Mosaic Virus and Enation Leaf Curl Virus. 18. Md. Mubassir Rahman, Anamika Datta, Zeba I. Seraj and Aparna Islam – Tissue culture independent transformation of three tomato varieties with AtNHX1, a vacuolar antiporter for salinity tolerance.


November 25, 2016. The December issue of volume 26 of PTC&B has just been published.  The publication has taken place one month in advance in order to make available copies of this issue to the delegates attending the eighth International  PTC&B conference to be held in Dhaka 3-5 December, ’16There are 12 plant tissue and biotechnology related articles in this issue. It contains articles from plant scientists all over the world. Please order your copy with The Botany Department, Dhaka University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.



First UGAS, Iwate University International Symposium, 2016 on Molecular Biology

November 8, 2016

November 8, ’16 The United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences (UGAS), Iwate University  is organizing its  first Molecular Biology Symposium at UGAS from December 17-18, 2016 at Iwate University, Morioka, Japan. The theme of the Symposium is:  “Innovations in Plant and Food Sciences: from Genes to Production”. This meeting will cover a broad range of topics in […]

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A New article by Dr. Tofazzal Islam and his Associates in the Frontiers in Muicroiology

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Heartiest congratulation to Dr. Tofazzal Islam and his associates for publishing the following article in the Frontiers in Microbiology. The full article  article may be viewed  by clicking following link: Inhibitory effects of macrotetrolides from Streptomyces spp. on zoosporogenesis and motility of peronosporomycete zoospores are likely linked with enhanced ATPase activity in mitochondria. The lead author […]

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Fourth Annual South Asia Biosafety Conference held in Hyderabad, India 19-21 September

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BioLife September issue

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The 52nd issue of the online newsletter “BioLife” by ACI Agribusinesses is now available. “BioLife” highlights the new developments and technologies in the agriculture sector along with the various activities of ACI Agribusinesses. Click here to get it.

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Fourth Annual South Asia Biosafety Conference to be held in Hyderabad, India 19-21 September, 16

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September 11, 2016. The Fourth Annual South Asia Biosafety Conference is scheduled to be held at hotel Taj Krishna, Hyderabad, India on September 19-21, 2016. The conference is being jointly organized by the South Asia Biosafety Program (SABP) led by the  Centre for Environmental Risk Assessment (CERA), ILSI Research Foundation, USA and Biotech Consortium India Limited […]

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Four Crops a year in the northern districts of Bangladesh

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