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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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The possibility of designing bacterial communities

The possibility of designing bacterial communities

Dhaka December 11, 2013. In an article entitled, ‘3D printing of microscopic bacterial communities’ published in November 12, 2013 issue of PNAS (vol. 110. no. 46; 18380-18385), the lead author Jodi L. Connell with three other associates from the Institute of Cell and Molecular Biology, The University of Texas at Austin, USA report that they have developed a 3D microscop

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Jawaharlal Nehru Science Fellowships

Jawaharlal Nehru Science Fellowships

Dhaka, the 8th Dec., ’13. The Department of Science and Technology, Government of India announces the award of Jawaharlal Nehru Science Fellowships to scientists of all nationals to carry out cutting edge research in any of the Centers of Excellence in India. For details click here. The value of each fellowship is $100,000 for a period of 12

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Comparison between Agrobacterium-mediated and Direct Gene Transfer using the Gene Gun

Comparison between Agrobacterium-mediated and Direct Gene Transfer using the Gene Gun

Dec. 3, 2013. In an article titled, “Comparison between Agrobacterium-mediated and Direct Gene Transfer Using the Gene Gun,” published in  the November issue of Plant Cell Reports (vol. 940 (3-16), Caixia Gao and Klaus K. Nielsen have described efficient protocols for Agrobacterium-mediated transformation for grasses. Like dicotyledons they have

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Genomic insights into salt adaptation in a desert poplar

Genomic insights into salt adaptation in a desert poplar

29th Nov., 2013. In an article titled, “Genomic insights into salt adaptation in a desert poplar,”  published in the November issue of Nature Communications, the two lead authors, Jun Wang and Liu Jianquan along with 41 associates report the genome sequence of the desert poplar, Populus euphratica. This species exhibits a

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It’s one of the best things that has ever happened to GNOBB

It’s one of the best things that has ever happened to GNOBB

Nov. 28, 2013. As the Coordinator I feel so happy that within less than three hours, GNOBB has been able to provide a very important piece of information to Dr. Tanvir Rahman  who desperately needed to know how he could transship material which requires refrigeration. Mr AKM Faizur Rahman, Managing Director  of M/S RIFA Enterprise has replied that his compan

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Is there any agency in Bangladesh through which biological samples could be sent abroad using cold pack or dry ice?

Is there any agency in Bangladesh through which biological samples could be sent abroad using cold  pack or dry ice?

Dear GNOBB members, One of our dynamic members, Professor Tanvir Rahman at BAU inquired as to whether there is  any agency in Bangladesh through which biological samples could be sent abroad using cold pack or dry ice? He contacted DHL, UPS and FedEx, but without any luck – they do not provide this kind of se

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As GNOBB readers we pay a rich tribute to Frederick Sanger – the discoverer of DNA sequencing

As GNOBB readers we pay a rich tribute to Frederick Sanger – the discoverer of DNA sequencing

28th November, ’13. Frederick Sanger,  one of the most celebrated scientists for discovering the genome sequencing technique  passed away  the 20th of November at the age of 95.  He twice won the Nobel Prize in chemistry. He was one of just four individuals to have been awarded two Nobel Prizes, the other three being  Marie Curie, Linus Pauli

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Eid-ul-fitr Mubarak

Eid-ul-fitr Mubarak...

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

Combating viruses with RACK1: Congr...

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

Dr. Haseena Khan received the Independence Award 2019

Dr. Haseena Khan received the Indep...

Dr. Haseena Khan, Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology has been awarded the Independence award 2019 by the Honorable Prime minister Sheikh Hasina in the award giving ceremony at Bangabandhu Read More