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20 billion N-base long DNA genome of Christmas tree – 6 times longer than human genome

20 billion N-base long DNA genome of Christmas tree – 6 times longer than human genome

Dhaka the 15th of Nov., ’13. In the May 22 issue of Nature, a report on the sequencing of the 30 meter tall Norway Spruce, Picea abies popularly known as Christmas tree in Europe has been published. Its genome study by as many as 55 scientists belonging mostly to Swedish, Italian and Belgian institutes has revealed that it consists of 20 billio

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An intergeneric hybrid between Oryza sativa L. cultivar IR56and Porteresia coarctata

An intergeneric hybrid between Oryza sativa L. cultivar IR56and Porteresia coarctata

Dhaka the 9th November, 13. In an article titled, “Cytogenetic and molecular characterization of an intergeneric hybrid between Oryza sativa L. cultivar IR56 and Porteresia coarctata (Roxb.) Tateoka published recently in the IRRI  Oryza sativa  (2n = 24) and Poteresia coarctata (2n = 4x = 48) through em

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“Future Plant Varieties through Molecular Breeding” – a seminar arranged by ACI

“Future Plant Varieties through Molecular Breeding” – a seminar arranged by ACI

Dhaka, Nov. 8, ’13. Under the auspices of ACI Agribusiness a seminar titled, “Future Plant Varieties through Molecular Breeding” was held in  the Conference Room at the ACI Center 245, Tejgaon Industrial Area, Dhaka-1. It may be recalled that ACI Agribusiness is the leading agricultural integrator of the country and is signif

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Draft genome sequence of the mulberry tree Morus notabilis

Draft genome sequence of the mulberry tree Morus notabilis

Dhaka Nov. 6, 2013.In an online article, titled, “Draft genome sequence of the mulberry tree Morus notabilis, published in the  November, ’13 issue of Nature Communications, Shougong Zhang and 54 Associates affiliated with 10 Institutions including one each from Canada and USA  reported the 

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Porteresia coarctata – an ideal model for studying salt-stress biology in rice

Porteresia coarctata – an ideal model for studying salt-stress biology in rice

Porteresia coarctata (Syn = Oryza coarctata) is a tetraploid wild rice growing abundantly in the coastal region of India, Bangladesh and some other Asian countries. The Salt tolerance property of this mangrove associate has been dealt with by a number of workers earlier. The distinct morphology and leaf architecture enabling the plant to exclu

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The essential roles of magaenzyme DWA1 in regulating stress-induced wax deposition

The essential roles of magaenzyme DWA1 in regulating stress-induced wax deposition

Dhaka,  Nov. 5, 2013. In an article titled, “Putative megaenzyme DWA1 plays essential roles in drought resistance by regulating stress-induced wax deposition in rice published in the November issue of  the agricultural section of PNAS(vol.110:17790-17795), Xiaoyi Zhu and Lizhong Xiong affiliated with National Key Laborator

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A flowering activator reverses photoperiodic and chilling requirements in blueberry

A flowering activator reverses photoperiodic and chilling requirements in blueberry

In an article titled, “The Vaccinium corymbosum FLOWERING LOCUS T-like gene (VcFT): a flowering activator reverses photoperiodic and chilling requirements in blueberry,”published in the November issue {vol 12(11): 1759-1769} of Plant Cell Reports, James F. Hancock and his four associates  identified a 525-bp VcFT gene and cloned it from the

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Photosynthetic entrainment of the Arabidopsis thaliana circadian clock

Photosynthetic entrainment of the Arabidopsis thaliana circadian clock

2nd Nov., 2013. In an article titled, “Photosynthetic entrainment of  the Arabidopsis thaliana  circadian clock,” published online  23rd October, ’13, edition of Nature, Alex AR Webb and four of his associates draw our attention to the fact that circadian clocks consist of transcription-translation feedback loo

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Bangladesh at the forthcoming DAAD-HEC sponsored International Summer school in Islamabad

Bangladesh at the forthcoming DAAD-HEC sponsored International Summer school in Islamabad

Dhaka the 2nd Nov, 2013. The Department of Biosciences, COMSATS (Commission on Science and Technology) Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) Islamabad, Pakistan with the financial support of  the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Germany and the Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan has organized the DAAD-HEC international summer school 

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The Genomic Mystery of Shigella sonnei Revealed

The Genomic Mystery of Shigella sonnei Revealed

Dhaka November 1, 2013. In an article entitled, ‘Tracking the establishment of local endemic populations of an emergent enteric pathogen’ published in October 22, 2013, issue of PNAS (Vol. 110 no.43: 17522-17527), the lead author Kathryn E. Holt with twenty nine other associates from twelve different research Institutes including The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK h

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