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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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National Earth Olympiad 2014 (NEO14)

National Earth Olympiad 2014 (NEO14)

National Earth Olympiad 2014 or NEO’14: The first ever Earth and Environmental Science Olympiad in Bangladesh, now in its third year, had its final round on Friday, May 30, 2014 at Independent University Bangladesh. 150 participants who qualified out of 3000 students from the 11 divisional rounds from all over the country, on completion of the respective divisional Green Day T

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A New Formula for unraveling the Autism Code By a Bangladeshi Scientist

A New Formula for unraveling the Autism Code By a Bangladeshi Scientist

30th May, 2914. GNOBB feel a good deal of pleasure to announce that Dr. Mohammed Uddin, a Bangladeshi scientist and a GNOBB member is the lead author of the paper  titled “Brain-expressed exons under purifying selection are enriched for de novo mutations in autism spectrum disorder”, published online in the May 25, 2014 issue of the prestigi

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1st outreach program of GNOBB in association with BAPTC&B had been held successfully in Udayan Uchcha Madhyamik Bidyalaya, Dhaka.

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Professor Dr. Zeba I. Seraj has been honored by Anannya annual award for being one of country’s top ten influential women in 2016

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