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Recent advances on the formation and function of plant cuticles

Recent advances on the formation and function of plant cuticles

Dhaka, Nov. 19, 2013, In an article titled, “The formation and function of plant cuticles,” published in the September issue of Plant Physiology,” Trevor H. Yeats and Jocelyn K.C. Rose at the Department of Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca discussed at the outset of the article about the considerable progress that has been made in bringing together

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Efficacy of ascorbate-glutathione cycle in Pokkali and salt sensitive BRRI dhan 29

Efficacy of ascorbate-glutathione cycle in Pokkali and salt sensitive BRRI dhan 29

Dhaka Nov. 18, ’13, In an article titled, “Efficacy of ascorbate-glutathione cycle for scavenging H2O2 in two contrasting rice genotypes during salinity stress,” published in the November issue of Australian J. Crop Science the lead author Ashrafuzzaman at BAU and four other associates one of whom is affiliated with the Institute

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High ion beam induced bread wheat mutants

High ion beam induced bread wheat mutants

Dhaka 16th Nov. ‘13. In an article titled, “Efficient Isolation of ion beam-induced mutants for homologous loci in common wheat and comparison of the contributions of Glu–1 loci to gluten functionality,” published in the November issue of Theoretical and Applied Genetics,”  Yushuang  Yang and 11 o

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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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