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Fast growing Salmon Fish developed by Mass.-based AquaBounty Technologies may soon be available in the US market

Fast growing Salmon Fish developed by Mass.-based AquaBounty Technologies may soon be available in the US market

has posted a interesting piece of news about the possibility of release of  transgenic Atlantic Salmon which grows twice as fast as its natural counterpart.AquaBounty, the company which has developed the fish has imposed strict restriction  not to sell the fish to farmers who do not have enclosed, inland tanks. As GNOBB readers are well aware of that

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Exotic Pinus species has the potential to become invasive although currently it is unable to do so

Exotic Pinus species has the potential to become invasive although currently it is unable to do so

In an article entitled, “Additive genetic variation in resistance traits of an exotic pine species: little evidence for constraints on the evolution of resistance against native herbivores,” published online in Heredity,  Dec. 12, ’12,  Moreira X and Zas R and Sampedro L at the department of Department of

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Whole mature plant with flowers and fruits regenerated from 31,000 old fruits preserved in Siberian Permafrost

Whole mature plant with flowers and fruits regenerated from 31,000 old fruits preserved in Siberian Permafrost

The preservation of  a mammoth  in Siberian permafrost is no longer a sensational news. The DNA of some of its part has been deciphered.  But now the regeneration of over 31,000 years old plants preserved in permafrost related to  Silene linnaeana into a mature plant with flowers is something  short of miracle.  In an article entitled, “Regen

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Fourth Biochemistry Olympiad 2012 In Curzon Hall Campus Realized its Goal

Fourth Biochemistry Olympiad 2012 In Curzon Hall Campus Realized its Goal

The fourth Biochemistry Olympiad 2012 was held 22ndDecember in Curzon Hall.  It was a grand success, thanks to the organizational capability of the staff members of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular  Biology, DU,  spearheaded by  its Chairman,  Prof. Dr. Haseena Khan. The Chief guest on the concluding session was Prof. Dr. AA Arefin Siddique,

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Unique unicellular algal species and their anatomical structure revealing their uniqueness

Unique unicellular algal species and their anatomical structure revealing their uniqueness

22nd Dec., ’12. In an article entitled, “Algal genomes reveal evolutionary mosaicism and the fate of nucleomorphs” published in the  6th Dec. ’12 issue of Nature (492:59-65), Bruce A. Curtis  and his 72 associates (affiliated to  different universities of Canada, the USA,  the UK, Czeck, Germany, France, Sweden, Australia an

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The Role of Repeated Polyploidization in the Evolution of Modern Cotton Species

The Role of Repeated Polyploidization in the Evolution of Modern Cotton Species

In an article entitled, “Repeated polyploidization of Gossypium genomes and the evolution of spinnable cotton fibres,” published in the 20th December, 2012 issue of Nature (492:423-427), Andrew H. Paterson and 73 authors affiliated to leading world institutions working in cotton, investigated into the role of polyploidy leading to

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Laudable achievement of Dr. Khademul Islam at the department GEB, DU

Laudable achievement of Dr. Khademul Islam at the department GEB, DU

When given proper environment and  adequate opportunity, a young scientist may rise to an exceptionally high level.  Dr. Khadem is a  glaring example. He became a GNOBB member since the early days of its creation. Next four years saw him as a Ph.D. student under the joint  Dr. Khademul Islam supervision of  Professor Dr. &

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Prof. M. Imdadul Hoque New Dean of the Faculty of Biological Science

Prof. M. Imdadul Hoque New Dean of the Faculty of Biological Science

In the Dean election of Dhaka University held on the 12th of December, Professor Dr. M. Imdadul Hoque at the Department of Botany, has been elected the Dean of Biological Faculty of Biological Sciences,  for the next term defeating his rival, Prof. Dr. Md. Abul Bashar by a difference of 10 votes – a comfortable margin considering that it was a micro-election.  Dr.

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Hyper-variable chloroplast DNA markers in the identification of tree peonies

Hyper-variable chloroplast DNA markers in the identification of tree peonies

In an article entitled, “Revealing genetic diversity of tree peonies at micro-evolution level with hyper-variable chloroplast markers and floral traits” published in the 2012,  December issue of Plant Cell Reports (vol. 31 (12): 2199-2213), Suo Zhili with six associates affiliated to seven research institutes in China described  a novel method by whic

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The discovery of a soybean cyst nematode resistance gene may save the soybean industry from billion dollars of loss

The discovery of a soybean cyst nematode resistance gene may save the soybean industry from billion dollars of loss

In an article, “A soybean cyst nematode resistance gene points to a new mechanism of plant resistance to pathogens,” published on the 13th December issue of Nature (Nature: 492, 256–260, Shiming Liu and 16 of his associates affiliated to five universities in the USA, report of a resistant gene at the Rhg4 (for resistance to a nematode,

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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

Drs. ABMM Khademul Islam and Munawar Sultana received Samson H Chowdhury Memorial Award for outstanding research

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Square Pharmaceuticals Ltd - a Leading pharmaceutical industry of the country started Samson H Chowdhury Memorial Award to recognize two young scientists of the country in each alternate year since 2013 for their Read More