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The genome of Rafflesia arnoldii which produces the largest individual flower, unraveled

The genome of Rafflesia arnoldii which produces the largest individual flower, unraveled

DHAKA 14TH MARCH, 2014. RESEARCHERS FROM NYU, NYU ABU DHABI, LIU, THE PHILIPPINE GENOME CENTER, UNIVERSITY OF CANTERBURY, UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA AND SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY SEQUENCED THE  GENOME OF STEMLESS, LEAFLESS AND ROOTLESS,  SAPROPHYTIC RAFFLESIA ARNOLDII.  ONE OF THE OBJECTS WAS TO FIND THE CHLOROPLASTS IN THIS HETEROTROPH.  E

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Genome sequencing of the high oil crop Sesame

Genome sequencing of the high oil crop Sesame

IN AN ARTICLE ENTITLED, “GENOME  SEQUENCING OF THE HIGH OIL CROP SESAME,” PUBLISHED IN THE FEBRUARY 2014 ISSUE OF  GENOME BIOLOGY, XIURONG ZHANG AND 23 OF HIS ASSOCIATES HAVE  REPORTED A HIGH-QUALITY GENOME SEQUENCE OF SESAME (SESAMUM INDICUM L. ASSEMBLED DE NOVO WITH A CONTIG N50 OF 52.2 KB CONTA

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Identification of differentially expressed genes between sorghum genotypes with contrasting nitrogen stress tolerance by genome-wide transcriptional profiling.

Identification of differentially expressed genes between sorghum genotypes with contrasting nitrogen stress tolerance by genome-wide transcriptional profiling.

Dhaka, 10th March, 2014.  In an article entitled, “Identification of differentially expressed genes between sorghum genotypes with contrasting nitrogen stress tolerance by genome-wide transcriptional profiling,”  published in  the March,  issue of BMC Genomics (vol. 15:179),  M. Gelli  et al. reported 

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Lignin Modification Leads to Increased numbers of Nodules in Alfalfa

Lignin Modification Leads to Increased numbers of Nodules in Alfalfa

DHAKA MARCH 9, 2014. IN AN ARTICLE TITLED, “LIGNIN MODIFICATION LEADS TO INCREASED NODULE NUMBERS IN ALFALFA,”  PUBLISHED IN THE MARCH 2014 ISSUE OF PLANT PHYSIOLOGY,   VOL. 164(3): 1139-1150, RICHARD A. DIXON, THE LEAD INVESTIGATOR AND EIGHT OF HIS ASSOCIATES HAVE SHOWN THAT REDUCTION OF LIGNIN LEVELS IN ALFALFA (MEDICAGO &nb

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Ginger – a free software to check your grammar

Ginger – a free software to check your grammar

Dear GNOBB members, Quite some time back, I informed the members that a software by the name GINGER is available free of cost. Except one there was no feedback which prompts me  to think that hardly any member used it. May I request you again to please try this free service. You will certainly be benefited by using it. As you know, people from our side of the world make mist

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Polyploids and hybrids in changing environments

Polyploids and hybrids in changing environments

A recent  article  entitled, “Polyploids and hybrids in changing environments:” published in the current issue   of Heredity (110:95-96 reviews the evolutionary role  polyploids have played in the whole plant kingdom. The authors consider allopolyploids to be more invasive compared to autopolyploids.  It has bee

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A detailed account of the TC and Biotech activities carried out in both public, private universities and research institutions

A detailed account of the TC and Biotech activities carried out in both public,  private universities and research institutions

Dhaka 8th March, 2014. The souvenir  of  the seventh international TC and Biotech Conference has given a detailed account of the TC and Biotech activities carried out in both public and private universities as well as in various research Institutions in the country. Please click the attached document to view this account. The Coordinator will be happy to correct

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Gemini virus Vectors Deliver Reagents for Plant Genome Engineering

Gemini virus Vectors Deliver Reagents for Plant Genome Engineering

Dhaka March 6, ’14. In an article entitled, “Gemini virus Vectors Deliver Reagents for Plant Genome Engineering,” published online  followed by its publication in the January, ‘14 issue  of the Plant Cell (vol.26, 1-2), the authors report of many novel tools  for carrying out genome engineering work. It  

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A report on the just concluded Seventh International Plant Tissue Culture Conference.

A report on the just concluded Seventh International Plant Tissue Culture Conference.

GNOBB owes a good deal to Professor Dr. Rakha Hari Sarker, Dhaka University, the driving force behind the International Meet for preparing a comprehensive report on the just concluded Seventh International Plant Tissue Culture Conference. The detailed  report is given below: Any inquiry may be directed to him at rhsarker2000@yahoo.co.uk. The coordi

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UoI Research Team Converts Sugarcane to Cold Tolerant, Oil-Producing Crop with more sugar content

UoI Research Team Converts Sugarcane to Cold Tolerant, Oil-Producing Crop with more sugar content

Dhaka, March 3, ’14. According  to a news itempublished in the February issue of Crop Biotech,  the researchers affiliated to a multi-institutional team from the University of Illinois claim to have evolved sugarcane varieties that can grow outside its geographic range showing enhanced photosynthetic rate by 30 percent turning into  an oil-pr

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GNOBB wishes all its well wishers and readers a heartiest greetings for Eid-ul-fitr. May this special day brings peace, happiness and prosperity to everyone. Eid Mubarak! Read More

Combating viruses with RACK1: Congratulations to Dr. Hemayet Ullah

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GNOBB would like to express its heartiest congratulations to Dr. Hemayet Ullah for his recent publication on identification of functional inhibitor compounds of scaffold protein RACK1 that could inhibit the Herpe Read More

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

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