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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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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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