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A major breakthrough in N-fixing bacteria detected in sugarcane

A major breakthrough in N-fixing bacteria detected in sugarcane

A major breakthrough in N-fixing bacteria came following the discovery that a specific strain of N-fixing bacteria in sugarcane has the ability to colonize intracellularly all major crops. The discovery is reported by the world renowned plant scientist, Professor E. C. Cocking at the Nottingham University, Director for Crop Nitrogen Fixation.  Prof. Edward Cocking. Nott

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Biodiesel derived from Jatropha seeds has potential in Bangladesh

Biodiesel derived from Jatropha seeds has potential in Bangladesh

Mr. Ashraful Alam, an expatriate Bangladeshi now living in Dallan, China. has provided the following piece of good news that the  Jatropha plants that are growing in the model farm established by the Green Gold platinum Ltd  in Chittagong are producing  seeds. The harvesting process  will be completed by the 1st week of August.  

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Parallel evolution of hull colour in domesticated and weedy rice

Parallel evolution of hull colour in domesticated and weedy rice

In an article entitled, ‘The role of Bh4 in parallel evolution of hull color in domesticated and weedy rice’ published in July 17, 2013, issue of Journal of Evolutionary Biology (DOI: 10.1111/jeb.12171), the lead author C C Vigueira with two other associates affiliated to the Department of Biology, Washington University, have examined DNA sequence variation by using

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Mice embryonic stem cells turned into retina curing blindness in the treated animal

Mice embryonic stem cells turned into retina curing blindness in the treated animal

In an article entitled, “Photoreceptor precursors derived from three-dimensional embryonic stem cell cultures integrate and mature within adult degenerate retina” published online in 21st July, 2013, issue of Nature Biotechnology, Anai Gonzalez-Cordero, and 14 associates affiliated to three Departments, Institute of Child Health, University College London, Lond

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Pandora virus with no resemblance to any previously described microbes

Pandora virus with no resemblance to any previously described microbes

In an article  entitled, ‘Pandoraviruses: Amoeba Viruses with Genomes up to 2-5 Mb reaching that of Parasitic Eukayotes”  published in 19th July, 2013   issue of Science, Chantal Abergel and 12 associates affiliated to two institutions at France and one at Sweden determined the upper limit of the viral world, both in terms of parti

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Professor Zeba Seraj receives PEER Grant – her US partner is Professor Thomas Juenger from UT at Austin

Professor Zeba Seraj receives PEER Grant – her US partner is Professor Thomas Juenger from UT at Austin

Professor Zeba I. Seraj, at  the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka has received the prestigious Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research(PEER) science grant funded by USAID and NSF. The project title of the grant is “Validation of salt tolerance determinants in rice (Oryza sativa L. indica) landrace Horkuch and its segregat

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Call for membership for Global Young Academy

Call for membership for Global Young Academy

The call for membership for Global Young Acadeny is open. The deadline for the submission of application is Sept 29, 2013. GNOBB hope that talented young Bangladeshi Scientists will apply for membership in due time. GNOBB also take this opportunity to heartily congratulate Dr Abdullah SB Tariq for being elected as a member of the GYA Executive Committee 2013-14 by obtainin

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Summarized four recently published articles on stromules

Summarized four recently published articles on stromules

Research Associate Samsad Razzaque at the plant Biotech Lab at DU has summarized four recently published articles on stromules. Thinking GNOBB readers will find it interesting to read all of them, the summaries of all the four are given here in the form of an attachment.

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Summary of the Theoretical and Practical Course- “Bioinformatics: Computer methods in molecular and system biology

Summary of the Theoretical and Practical Course- “Bioinformatics: Computer methods in molecular and system biology

GNOBB member, Dr. Md. Nurul Islam at the Dept of Botany, Dhaka University recently attended a course on, “Bioinformatics: Computer methods in molecular and system biology” held at the HQ of ICGEB, Trieste, Italy. On being requested by GNOBB Coordinator, Dr. NI has outlined the course as reproduced below. This course started with a brief discussion of biological and bioin

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Broccoli variety with high levels of sulphur-containing compounds glucoraphanin

Broccoli variety with high levels of sulphur-containing compounds glucoraphanin

In an article  entitled, “Genetic regulation of glucoraphanin accumulation in Beneforté broccoli published in the recent issue of New Phytologist (2013) 198:1085-1095, Richard F. Mithen and 13 of his associates affiliated to different institutions, Richard Mithen at the Institute of Food Research in Norwich, UK, and his associates attributed a s

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1st outreach program of GNOBB in association with BAPTC&B had been held successfully in Udayan Uchcha Madhyamik Bidyalaya, Dhaka.

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Professor Dr. Zeba I. Seraj has been honored by Anannya annual award for being one of country’s top ten influential women in 2016

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