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The genome of Eucalyptus grandis

The genome of Eucalyptus grandis

Alexander A. Myburg, and 79 of his associates have sequenced and assembled the 640-megabase genome of Eucalyptus grandis and published their resultsonline 11th June, 2014 in Nature. Of 36,376 predicted protein-coding genes, the investigation revealed, 34%, the largest   reported so far, occurs in tandem duplications. This is the largest proportion

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Genomic divergence of the Common Bean, Phseolus vulgaris

Genomic divergence of the Common Bean, Phseolus vulgaris

In an article published online June 8, 2014, in the journal Nature Genetics, a team of researchers  affiliated to four different well-known Organizations reported that they have sequenced and  assembled a 473-million base pair genome of the common bean, Phaseolus vulgaris. Their study also revealed that the common bean was domesticated separately at two

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A reference genome for common bean and genome-wide analysis of dual domestications,

A reference genome for common bean and genome-wide analysis of dual domestications,

In an article entitled,  “A reference genome for common bean and genome-wide analysis of dual domestications,”  published online in JuneNature Genetics (08 June 2014), the lead author Jeremy Schmutz and 40 of his associates reported that they have assembled 473 Mb of the 587-Mb genome and genetically anchored 98% of this seque

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Proposal for a Global Biotech Summit commemorating the founding of GNOBB

Proposal for a Global Biotech Summit commemorating the founding of GNOBB

11th June, 2014. Some time back,  I posed  a question whether GNOBB should celebrate the 10th Anniversary of this web-based organization due in October this year. I received enthusiastic responses from some members. GNOBB’s dynamic member, Mr. Mustak-bin-Ayub, now on deputation in Oxford University, has  suggested that we should celebrate it organizing

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Two Recent papers from the Plant Biotechnology Laboratory Dhaka University (pbtlabdu)

Two Recent papers from the Plant Biotechnology Laboratory Dhaka University (pbtlabdu)

Dhaka 10th June, 2014. It is with a good deal of pleasure, GNOBB bring to the attention of its members and well-wishers of the following two publications of Professor Zeba I. Seraj and her associates at the Plant Biotechnology Laboratory, Dhaka University:   1. Genotypic and phenotypic relatedness of a farmer-discovered variant with high-yielding rice growing in th

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Transformation of the tomato genotype, Arka Vikas resulting in the enhancement of its lycopene content

Transformation of the tomato genotype, Arka Vikas resulting in the enhancement of its lycopene content

In the January, 2014 issue of the Indian Journal of biotechnology, Somayaji, Prarthana Doddananjappa, Theertha Prasad Byrappa and Shivanna Manchanahally transformed tomato genotype, Arka Vikas. Transformation resulted in the enhancement of its lycopene content. Using 488 bp ySAMdc gene under E8 fruit promoter through Agrobacterium tumefaciens, transformation, whi

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A draft map of Human Proteome

A draft map of Human Proteome

Over the past decade, the sequencing of human genome initiated a new era revolutionizing the biomedical research. But a map of human proteome with direct measurements of proteins and peptides does not exist yet. Interestingly, two individual groups of scientists  have recently published the draft map of the  human Proteome in  the May, 2014 issue of the

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Production of marker-free transgenic Jatropha curcas expressing hybrid Bacillus thuringiensis δ-endotoxin Cry1Ab/1Ac

Production of marker-free transgenic Jatropha curcas expressing hybrid Bacillus thuringiensis δ-endotoxin Cry1Ab/1Ac

Dhaka 5th June, 2014, In an article entitled, “Production of marker-free transgenicJatropha curcas expressing hybrid Bacillus thuringiensis δ-endotoxin Cry1Ab/1Ac for resistance to larvae of tortrix moth (Archips micaceanus)”,  published in  3rd May, ’14 issue of Biotechnology for Biofuels 2014, 7:68,  Keyu Gu, Hui

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The 3,000 rice genomes project

The 3,000 rice genomes project

4th June, 2014. The three celebrated Institutes, namely, Institute of Crop Sciences/National Key Facilities for Crop Gene Resources and Genetic Improvement, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, 2) BGI, Bei Shan Industrial Zone, Yantian District, Shenzhen 518083, China  and the International Rice Research Institute, Metro Manila 1301, Philippines, re-sequenced a core collec

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The 3,000 rice genomes project

The 3,000 rice genomes project

The three celebrated Institutes, namely, Institute of Crop Sciences/National Key Facilities for Crop Gene Resources and Genetic Improvement, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, 2) BGI, Bei Shan Industrial Zone, Yantian District, Shenzhen 518083, China  and 3) the International Rice Research Institute, Metro Manila 1301, Philippines, in a combined effort re-seque

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Combating viruses with RACK1: Congratulations to Dr. Hemayet Ullah

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Drs. ABMM Khademul Islam and Munawar Sultana received Samson H Chowdhury Memorial Award for outstanding research

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