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Whole-genome dataset for bread wheat now available in Ensembl Plants

Whole-genome dataset for bread wheat now available in Ensembl Plants

January 16, ’41. An improved genome sequence for bread wheat,  with more than 100,000 genes has been released in Ensembl Plants. The data will provide valuable tools to wheat researchers and plant breeders  to improve  yield of the world’s vital crops in different environments. Whole-genome dataset for bread wheat is now available in Ensembl Plants

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Whole-genome dataset for bread wheat now available in Ensembl Plants .

Whole-genome dataset for bread wheat now available in Ensembl Plants .

Dhaka, 16th Jan.,’14.  An improved genome sequence for bread wheat(Triticum aestivum),  for more than 100,000 genes has been released in Ensembl Plants. The data will provide wheat researchers and plant breeders with valuable tools to improve this vital crop’s yield in different environments.

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The December issue of J BAPTC&B available online

The December issue of J BAPTC&B available online

GNOBB members will be pleased to know that the December issue of the journal of BAPTC&B has just been  published. In addition to two short communications, there are 13 articles. Of these two are related to molecular biology and the remaining 13 on tissue culture mainly confined to micropropagation.  The articles are available online in BAPTC’s webs

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Identification and annotation of small RNA genes using Shortstack

Identification and annotation of small RNA genes using Shortstack

Dhaka  22nd Dec., 2013. GNOBB feel proud to announce that one of its most dynamic members, Ms Saima Sahid’s paper based on her research work on Amborella small RNA annotation has been published in the 20th December issue of the prestigious journal Science. The title of the article is, “Identification and annotation of small RNA genes us

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Cure for Citrus Greening in Sight

Cure for Citrus Greening in Sight

Dhaka the 20th Dec. 2013. A researcher in  the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Florida, Gainesville has unraveled the genome of a new strain of Citrus Greening discovered in Brazil. Since there has not hitherto been no cure for Citrus Greening,  the mapping of the genome of the new strain of the fungus will open up the possib

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Higher than normal levels of vitamin B12 may indicate cancer risk

Higher than normal levels of vitamin B12 may indicate cancer risk

Dhaka the 17th Dec., 2013— Vitamin B12 (cobalamin [Cbl]) is essential for maintaining healthy bodily function but higher than normal levels (reference range 200-600 pmol/L) may indicate that a patient is at risk of developing certain cancers, according to a study published November 18 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Previous studies had suggested an

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Tradeoffs in Plant Adaptation

Tradeoffs in Plant Adaptation

Dhaka, Dec. 2013. Scientists from Michigan State University (MSU) and collaborators from Colorado and Uppsala University have found that plant adaptation to different environments involves tradeoffs in performance. The MSU plant biologist, Douglas Schemske and Jon Agren from Uppsala University in their  5-year study of Arabidopsis plant p

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Exploitation of induced 2n-gametes for plant breeding

Exploitation of induced 2n-gametes for plant breeding

In a review article titled, “Exploitation of induced 2n-gametes for plant breeding,”  published in the December 2013 issue of Plant Cell Reports, Adnan Younis, Yoon-Jung Hwang,  and Ki-Byung Lim advocate the use of unreduced gametes as an efficient and effective tool in plant breeding.  its use will open new avenues for cre

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Please try a software called, “Ginger it’ to check your grammar and spelling

Please try a software called, “Ginger it’ to check your grammar and spelling

Dhaka Dec. 12, 2013. Recently I came across a software called, “Ginger it”. It’s a software which corrects both spelling and grammar simultaneously. Citizens of this subcontinent often make mistakes in the proper use of definite (the) and indefinite articles (a, an).  This software is thus a great help. At no cost, users get to know their grammatical errors in

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Utilizing genes from Porteresia coarctata to develop salt tolerant high yielding rice cultivars

Utilizing genes from Porteresia coarctata to develop salt tolerant high yielding rice cultivars

December 11, 2013. In view of the renewed interest by CARES and BD rice breeders in utilizing  genes from Porteresia coarctata to develop  salt tolerant high yielding rice cultivars,  GNOBB draws  attention of its readers to a  recent reference, namely, “Deep Transcriptome Sequencing of Wild&

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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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