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Gene duplication as a mechanism of genomic adaptation

Gene duplication as a mechanism of genomic adaptation

In a recent article entitled, “Gene duplication as a mechanism of genomic adaptation to a changing environment” published online in Oct. 12 issue of PNAS, Fyodor A. Kondrashov at the Center for Genomic Regulation (CRG) describes the results of an extensive study on the evolutionary theory  on the maintenance of redundant copies of a gene in a genome  over

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Keynote speech delivered by Prof.Rakha Hari Sarker at BAPTC&B Conference at SUST

Keynote speech delivered by Prof.Rakha Hari Sarker at BAPTC&B Conference at SUST

The keynote speech on “Application of Biotechnology in  Achieving Food Security in Bangladesh was delivered by Prof. Rakha Hari Sarker, Vice President of the Orgnization at Annual Conference of BAPTC&B  held at Shah Jalal University of Science and Technology (SUST), Sylhet is now available in PPT format. In order to read the address, please click here.

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Conference on Biosafety & Biosecurity in Developing Countries: Intl. Conf. December 6-8, 2012

Conference on Biosafety & Biosecurity in Developing Countries: Intl. Conf. December 6-8, 2012

The first  International Conference in Bangladesh on “Biosafety & Biosecurity in Developing Countries” and the Pre-conference Workshop, was  organized by Bangladesh Biosafety and Biosecurity Association. The number of  organizations who participated in it were:  Bangladesh Live Research Institute, Institute of Epidemiology,  Disease

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Seminar on New opportunities in Rice Genetics at BRAC University

Seminar on New opportunities in Rice Genetics at BRAC University

A seminar on novel prospects of rice genetics was held on 5thDecember 2012 at BRAC University. The speakers were: Dr. Ming Luo, Senior Scientist at CSIRO plant industry, Canberra, Australia and a pioneer in this fast developing area in genetics, Dr. Abed Chaudhury, a scientist in the area of Plant reproductive Biology and imprinting, and  an Adjunct Professor at BRAC Unive

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BD Plant Tissue Culture & Biotechnology Conference 2012

BD Plant Tissue Culture & Biotechnology Conference 2012

As announced earlier the Bangladesh Plant Tissue Culture & Biotechnology Conference 2012 was held November 30  through  December 1, 2012 at the Conference Hall, Shahjalal University of Science & Technology (SUST), Sylhet. The conference was jointly organized by Bangladesh Association for Plant Tissue Culture & Biotechnology (BAPTC&B), University of Dhaka, S

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A fertile intergeneric Raphano-Brassica hybrid

A fertile intergeneric Raphano-Brassica hybrid

In an article entitled, “Genetic analysis of hybrid seed formation ability of Brassica rapa in intergeneric crossings with Raphanus sativus,” published in the December issue of Theoretical And Applied Genetics, Nishio and four other authors, have presented the results of the crosses, Raphanus sativus x  Brassica rapa (=rape).

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Drug Resistance mechanism identified: New Hope for Improved Cancer Treatment

Drug Resistance mechanism identified: New Hope for Improved Cancer Treatment

In an article entitled, “MED12 Controls the Response to Multiple Cancer Drugs through Regulation of TGF-b Receptor Signaling”, published in November 21, 2012, issue of Cell 151: 937–950, the lead author Sidong Huang with twenty other associates from nine research groups have identified a key gene that determines resistance to a range of cancer drugs &

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BP Criminal Case Generates Record Payout for Science and Restoration

BP Criminal Case Generates Record Payout for Science and Restoration

In a report, BP formerly known as (The British Petroleum) Criminal Case Generates Record Payout for Science and Restoration published on the 30th November, Science, David Malakoff, a well-known science writer apprises the readers that Petroleum giant BP (formerly known as British Petroleum) has at last agreed to pay  a record sum of  $4 billion to settle cri

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10th Intl. symp. for Rice Functional genomics

10th Intl. symp. for Rice Functional genomics

Four days  in the last week of November i.e., from 26- 29th  witnessed the 10th International symposium for Rice Functional genomics at hotel Pang Suan Keaw at Chiangmai, Bangkok. The theme of the Symposium was Driving The Next Green Revolution. The 4-day long sessions were divided into the following emerging areas of current rice functional genomics:  i.&nb

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Oxford theke chithi by Mustak about recent inferno

Oxford theke chithi by Mustak about recent inferno

To our great joy, Mustak has been entertaining us for over a month with his thoughtful well written letter from Oxford. This letter which is fourth in the series should awaken us from our callousness about the great danger of fire that threatens us with the loss of innocent lives. Those who read the account of the recent great inferno which took away precious 111 lives have noted th

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