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Construction of a genetic map of carrot pinpointing Genes controlling vernalization and male sterility

Construction of a genetic map of carrot pinpointing Genes controlling vernalization and male sterility

In an article entitled, “Molecular mapping of vernalization requirement and fertility   restoration genes in carrot,” published in Sept. 26, 2012 issue of TAG Theoretical  and Applied Genetics (vol 125, 2012) MS Alessandro and three of her associates reported the genes responsible for vernalization. Carrot (Daucus carota 2n = 18) is characterized

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Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research Program for Developing Countries

Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research Program for Developing Countries

Dear GNOBB members, Only a couple of days back a news item was posted in our website. That posting was an invitation jointly from USAID and NSF under their PEER Program to GNOBB members to submit a suitable joint  project. involving a Bangladeshi University/research institution and a USA University/research organization. In response to this call a GNOBB member, a US based

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Molecular Cytogenetics: Karyotype evolution, Phylogenomics and Future Prospects

Molecular Cytogenetics: Karyotype evolution, Phylogenomics and Future Prospects

There are a number of pressing problems to understand in depth the various mechanisms underlying evolutionary processes of both animal and plant species. For instance, there are instances in which chromosomal rearrangements are not reflected in the morphology of a species. Holocarpha virgata of the Asteraceae family is a glaring example of this type.  In a special iss

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Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research Program for Developing Countries

Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research Program for Developing Countries

The Director General Islamic Academy of Sciences  (IAS) has requested its fellows  to circulate the following notice issued by  PEER (The Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research) for distribution among the researchers in their respective country. PEER is a program sponsored by The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to meet the world&rs

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ISBGMO Symposium concludes at St. Louis

ISBGMO Symposium concludes at St. Louis

The 12th International Symposium of Biosafety on GMO concluded successfully at St. Louis, Missouri. As already announced Bangladesh was represented at the Symposium by Prof. M. Imdadul Hoque Country Coordinator SABP, Prof. Zeba Seraj and Dr. Chowdhury Member Director Crops, BARC. A brief account of the conference is presented in the attached ISBGMO.

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Revival of interest in aspirin in the cure of colon and other types of cancer

Revival of interest in aspirin in the cure of colon and other types of cancer

In the September 21 issue of  Science, Jocelin Kaiser  reports that a good deal of  interest was generated in the late 1970s that regular uptake of a low dose of aspirin prevents the occurrence of intestinal tumors. However in the next 40 years or so, the enthusiasm to block colon cancer with aspirin declined. Again within the last two years a series of

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Dr. Maqsudul Alam replies to the GNOBB cordinator

Dr. Maqsudul Alam replies to the GNOBB cordinator

The reply the GNOBB coordinator received from Dr. Maqsudul Alam is reproduced below. Hope GnOBB readers will enjoy the contents of the letter. “We are very excited to handle the Snow White* issue. The metabolic reconstruction pathway is giving us an edge to address the pathogenic issue and host-pathogen interaction. The good thing that we do have both genomes at our hand, so

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Genome of destructive Pathogen Macrophomina phaseolina unraveled by Maqsudul Alam & BJRI Associates

Genome of destructive Pathogen Macrophomina phaseolina unraveled by Maqsudul Alam & BJRI Associates

In the most recent issue (Sept. 19) BMC Genomics 2012, 13:493) Maqsudul Alam and 14 of his associates  mostly at BJRI published an article entitled, “Tools to kill: Genome of one of the most destructive plant pathogenic fungi Macrophomina phaseolina unraveled the base sequence of  Prof. Dr. Maqsudul Alam this extremely harmful pathogen affecting

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Potential therapeutic targets for Squamous Cell Lung Cancer

Potential therapeutic targets for Squamous Cell Lung Cancer

The most common type of lung cancer (squamous cell lung cancer) causes more death than breast, colorectal or prostate cancer each year. But squamous cell carcinoma has no treatments available that target the specific genetic alterations which drive this form of cancer. Scientists have succeeded to identify many potential therapeutic targets based on a large number and variety of DNA

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Call for Applications from Global Young Academy

Call for Applications from Global Young Academy

Dr. Manjurul Karim a member of the Global Young Academy has requested the GNOBB Coordinator to post this piece news in its website. Since there is no conflicting interest I am attaching the GYA’s call for new membership. Please click to access the Call for application, 2012, GYA_ApplicationForm_2012, and August issue Internal Newsletter.

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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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