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Drought resistant barley variety developed at John Innes Centre by Hardwood’s Group

Drought resistant barley variety developed at John Innes Centre by Hardwood’s Group

Dhaka 7th July. Through genetic engineering, Dr. Wendy Harwood and her colleagues at the John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK developed a barley variety more susceptible to water deficit, i.e.,  a variety characterized by stomata which closed more readily when water was scarce. In other words, this mechanism enabled the newly evolved variety to  retain the pl

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Diagnosed hematological malignancies in Bangladesh

Diagnosed hematological malignancies in Bangladesh

July 6, 2014. GNOBB would like to heartily congratulate Mohammad Sorowar Hossain and 20 of his associates including Louis W. Niessen at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK for their valuable paper entitled, “Diagnosed hematological malignancies in Bangladesh – a retrospective analysis of over 5000 cases from 10 specialized hospitals,” tha

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Bigyaner Mojar Pathshala – বিজ্ঞানের মজার পাঠশালা শিরোনামের বইটির মোড়ক উন্মোচন

Bigyaner Mojar Pathshala – বিজ্ঞানের মজার পাঠশালা শিরোনামের বইটির মোড়ক উন্মোচন

রাজধানীর শেলটেক লাউঞ্জে গতকাল শনিবার ‘বিজ্ঞানের মজার পাঠশালা’ বইয়ের মোড়ক উন্মোচন করা হয়েছে। অনুষ্ঠানে তত্ত্বাবধায়ক সরকারের সাবেক দুই উপদে

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Control Strategy for Crown Gall Disease of Grapevines through Water-Based Plant Extracts

Control Strategy for Crown Gall Disease of Grapevines through Water-Based Plant Extracts

July 6, 2014. Rhizobium vitis cause the crown gall disease of grapevines resulting in  considerable economic losses. Recent reports have revealed that the water-based crude extracts from hairy vetch (Vicia villosa) and ryegrass (Lolium perenne) act as a deterrent to antimicrobial activity against R. vitis. Researchers now  have shown that in a gree

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An Opportunity to do Ph. D. in Drug design/development

An Opportunity to do Ph. D. in Drug design/development

July 7, 2014. GNOBB members who want to do Ph.D. in in the field of Drug design/development in Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) may be interested to apply for a Ph.D. fellowship.  Interested candidates, are requested to send a short CV, together with a short account of their previous work/study experiences and publication (if any) to tghsasongko@gmail.com. The study wi

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Transgenic Camelina sativa lines suitable for decontaminating soil infected with heavy metals

Transgenic Camelina sativa lines suitable for decontaminating soil infected with heavy metals

In a short communication published in the 2nd July issue of Crop Biotech Update, the authors have reported that they have discovered heavy metal P1B-ATPase (CsHMA3) genes in Camelina sativa (L.) Crantz, popularly known as false flax. This transgenic crop is tolerant to heavy metals such as lead, cadmium and zinc and can be grown in harsh environments. Cam

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Introgression of a 4D chromosomal fragment into durum wheat confers aluminium tolerance,

Introgression of a 4D chromosomal fragment into durum wheat confers aluminium tolerance,

In an article entitled, “Introgression of a 4D chromosomal fragment into durum wheat confers aluminium tolerance,” published in the July issue of Annals of Botany, Chang Han1, Peter R. Ryan1, ZeHong Yan and Emmanuel Delhaize reported  enhanced Al3+ tolerance  in sister lines derived from the third backcross. They sho

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A FLOWERING LOCUS T (FT) homologous gene from the biofuel plant Jatropha curcas

A FLOWERING LOCUS T (FT) homologous gene from the biofuel plant Jatropha curcas

In an article, Isolation and functional characterization of JcFT, a FLOWERING LOCUS T (FT) homologous gene from the biofuel plant Jatropha curcas published in BMC Plant Biology 2014, 14:125,  Chaoqiong Li, Li Luo, Qiantang Fu, Longjian Niu and Zeng-Fu Xu  reported that they have isolated an FT homolog from Jatroph

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GM Fungi Helps Convert Ordinary Straw to Erythritol – a Sweetener

GM Fungi Helps Convert Ordinary Straw to Erythritol – a Sweetener

June 27, 2014. A number of calorie free sweeteners are available in the market. Erythritol is one of them.  According to a news item by the Vienna University of Technology (VUT), the university has developed a method   to produce erythritol from ordinary straw through genetically modifying the fungus Trichoderma reesei. Previously, t

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Transgenic Super Bananas for human trial

Transgenic Super Bananas for human trial

20th June, 2014. To spice-up GNOBB readers with the current advances going on with Genetically Modified crops, GNOBB would like to focus on the recent announcement of GM bananas human trial. Prof. James Dale from Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia, the lead scientist of the research team gave a stat that every year due to pro vitamin A deficiency about 650,000 to 7

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