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Analysis of the bread wheat genome, Triticum aestivum

Analysis of the bread wheat genome, Triticum aestivum

In an article, “Analysis of the bread wheat genome using whole-genome shotgun sequencing”,   published  29 Nov. ’12 in Nature  491: 705-710, twenty-nine scientists affiliated to ten leading institutions of the UK, the USA and Germany  under the guidance of Michael  W. Bevan assembled gene sequences of  hexaploid bre

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BAPTC&B Annual Conference at SUST, Sylhet

BAPTC&B Annual Conference at SUST, Sylhet

The Annual conference of the Bangladesh Association for Plant Tissue Culture  (BAPTC&B) will be held 30th November  Logo Shah Jalal Univ. S&T and first of December, ’12 in Shah Jalal University of Science and Technology. Two-hundred fifty delegates from all over Bangladesh including 200 local scientists are expected to attend the conference an

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Shrimp cultivation in BD, the problem and its possible solution

Shrimp cultivation in BD, the problem and its possible solution

 Prof. MonjurDr. Md. Manjurul Karim Realizing that the imported probiotics (Probiotics are microorganisms such as bacteria or yeast that are believed to improve health) may not work in Bangladesh environment, Prof. Dr. Karim at the Dept. of Microbiology, Dhaka University embarked on an ambitious project of  collecting and identifying local probiotics flora and test

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Rice varieties released by BINA are benefiting Farmers in the coastal regions

Rice varieties released by BINA are benefiting Farmers in the coastal regions

Since its establishment in 1961, BINA (Bangladesh Institute of Nuclear Agriculture) BINA already developed and released 56 mutant varieties of different crops. Although initially its mandate was to develop varieties using nuclear techniques only (using radiation to generate mutants), now the scope of their objective has been widened to include both conventional and molecul

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Application of optogenetics to control habitual behavior

Application of optogenetics to control habitual behavior

In an article entitled, “Reversible online control of habitual behavior by optogenetics perturbation of medial prefrontal cortex”, published in November 13, 2012, issue of PNAS 109:46; 18932–18937, the lead author Kyle S. Smith with three other associates from two research groups  (McGovern Institute for Brain Research and Dept of Brain and Cognitive

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Three exciting dispatches from Mr. Mustak bin Ayub

Three exciting dispatches from Mr. Mustak bin Ayub

I feel very happy to share three  exciting dispatches from Mr. Mustak  bin Ayub, who is now on study leave from the Department of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Dhaka University to pursue his Ph.D. study at Oxford University. He has been writing regularly for AmarDesh weekly. The first dispatch was published on the 31st October, the second and third on the 10th and

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ultraviolet-radiation-independent pathway to melanoma carcinogenesis

ultraviolet-radiation-independent pathway to melanoma carcinogenesis

In an article entitled, “An ultraviolet-radiation-independent pathway to melanoma carcinogenesis in the red hair/fair skin background”, published on the 15th Nov. 491:449–453, Devarati Mitra and 19 of her associates affiliated mainly to Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center and Department of Chemistry, University of California, Riverside, began the

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Two International conferences on Functional and Molecular Biology in the last week of November, 25-29

Two International conferences on Functional and Molecular Biology in the last week of November, 25-29

There will be two International conferences of Biochemical and Molecular Biologists towards the end of November, 25-29.  The Congress to be held in Bangkok is being organized by the Federation of Asia and Oceania of Biochemists and Molecular Biologists (FAOBMB)  and  the Symposium by the International Symposium of Rice Functional Genomics (ISRFG 10

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Solitary or multi-flowered inflorescences in tomato – conditioned by TMF gene

Solitary or multi-flowered inflorescences in tomato – conditioned by TMF gene

In an article entitled, “Synchronization of the flowering transition by the tomato TERMINATING FLOWER gene” published online, 11 November 2012, the leader of the team, Zachary B. Lippman and seven of his associates affiliated to CSHL, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Evry, France and the Department of Plant Sciences, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israe

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Stem cell:Immune response spurs cell switch

Stem cell:Immune response spurs cell switch

In an article entitled, “Immune response  spurs cell switch published on the 8th of November (491:163) issue of Nature based on an article published in October 26 issue of Cell (151, 547–558),  John P. Cooke at Stanford University in California and associates report that controlling cellular immune responses could help researc

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Dr. Haseena Khan received the Independence Award 2019

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