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International Conference on the Environmental Assessment of GM Crops

International Conference on the Environmental Assessment of GM Crops

An International Conference on Environmental Risk Assessment of Genetically Engineered plants was held from April 15 -17, 2012 at the BRAC Centre Inn, Dhaka. The conference was organized by Bangladesh Academy of Science (BAS) and South Asia Biosafety Program (SABP) in cooperation with Bangladesh Department of Environment and the Pakistan Strategy Support Program. Scientists, researc

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Salt cress genome provides new clues for adaptive evolution

Salt cress genome provides new clues for adaptive evolution

In an article entitled, “Insights into salt tolerance from the genome of Thellungiella salsuginea”, published online in July 9, 2012, issue of PNAS 1-6, the lead author Hua-Jun Wu with thirty five other associates from seven research groups have unraveled the genomic sequence and analysis of Thellungiella salsuginea (a wild salt-tolerant plant belonging to

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The banana (Musa acuminata) genome and the evolution of monocotyledonous plants

The banana (Musa acuminata) genome and the evolution of monocotyledonous plants

In an article entitled, “The banana (Musa acuminata) genome and the evolution of monocotyledonous plants,” published online on the 11th July issue of Nature, Angélique D’Hont and 63 associates belonging to 17 transcontinental institutes have described the most elaborate genomic picture of bananas ever made and have shown it

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Heartiest Congratulations to Mr. Aubhishek Zaman for his publication

Heartiest Congratulations to Mr. Aubhishek Zaman for his publication

For an M.Sc. student in a developing country to publish a book in a difficult area of genetics is something considered unachievable but Aubhishek Zaman, a graduate student in the Department of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Dhaka University has achieved that remarkable feat. GNOBB feel very proud to offer their heartiest congratulations to Mr. Aubhishek Zaman for author

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Yak Genome: An insight of high altitude adaptation

Yak Genome: An insight of high altitude adaptation

Tibetan Yak In an article entitled, “The yak genome and adaptation to life at high altitude”, published online in July 1, 2012, issue of Nature Genetics 1-6, the lead author Qiang Qiu with forty eight other associates from sixteen research groups sequenced the genome of a domestic yak (Bos grunniens) applying high-throughput sequencing technology. The ge

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Construction of intraspecific genetic map in pigeon pea

Construction of intraspecific genetic map in pigeon pea

In an online article entitled, “An intraspecific consensus genetic map of pigeon pea derived from six mapping populations,” A. Bohra and eight associates belonging to ICRISAT and five other research institutes in India and abroad have successfully constructed the genetic map of pigeon pea. The number of SSR (simple sequence repeat) loci was between 59 and 140 with map le

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Evolution of two closely related Orchid species of Oreorchis

Evolution of two closely related Orchid species of Oreorchis

In an article entitled, “Genetic Diversity in the Common Terrestrial OrchidOreorchis patens and Its Rare Congener Oreorchis coreana: Inference of Species Evolutionary History and Implications for Conservation” published online in J. Heredity, Chung and his six other associates have shown through their allozyme study how the above two cenospecies have evolv

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Aneuploidy and its involvement in causing cancer

Aneuploidy and its involvement in causing cancer

In the June issue of EMBO (European Molecular Biology Organization) journal vol. 13, 472, the editor discusses the impact of aneuploidy (the deviation from a haploid chromosome number—such as defects in mitotic checkpoint proteins or sister chromatid cohesion, incorrect or hyperstabilized chromosome-spindle attachments, centrosome amplification or defects i

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Two Resistant Lines against Maize Head Smut utilizing RsrR gene Developed in China

Two Resistant Lines against Maize Head Smut utilizing RsrR gene Developed in China

In the 6th July online publication of Euphytica, WH Li and nine other authors published a review paper entitled, “Characterization and molecular mapping of RsrR, a resistant gene to maize head smut (MHS).” In recent years MHS caused by Sporisorium reilianum (Kühn) Landon and Fullerton has turned out to be one of most devastating diseases of maize in C

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Impact of the mechanical pressure during cell division

Impact of the mechanical pressure during cell division

In an article entitled, “Tissue dynamics with permeation”, published in June 15, 2012, issue of The European Physical Journal E 35: 46 1-13, the lead author J. Ranft with three other associates from three research groups studied the relative impact of the mechanical pressure influenced by dividing cells. This approach complements conventional studies on genetic and bioch

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Combating viruses with RACK1: Congratulations to Dr. Hemayet Ullah

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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

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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Anannya, a fortnightly magazine has been in publication since 1987. The publication is notable to celebrate and acknowledge women for their outstanding contributions in their respective fields commencing 1993. An Read More