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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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Epigenetics: No single factor determines its role in the deveopment of a multicellular organism

Epigenetics: No single factor determines its role in the deveopment of a multicellular organism

Thinking that the article by Heidi Chial, Ph.D. and Jef Akst, on ‘Epigenetics‘ published in the Nature weekly magazine would interest GNOBB readers. The same informative article is being posted again. The Coordinator invites opinion from GNOBB readers to shed light on this complex genetic phenomenon. which puzzles geneticists for a long time as to why individua

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A computational model proposed to elucidate mutation scenario

A computational model proposed to elucidate mutation scenario

In an article entitled, “Emergence of stable polymorphisms driven by evolutionary games between mutants”, published in June 26, 2012, issue of Nature Communications 3:919; 1-7, the lead author Weini Huang with three other associates from three research groups developed a model to address the circumstances that lead to  mutations that are frequency reliant and h

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Genome sequencing of bonobo: A comparative study on evolutionary relationship

Genome sequencing of bonobo: A comparative study on evolutionary relationship

In an article entitled, “The bonobo genome compared with the chimpanzee and human genomes”, published in June 28, 2012, issue of Nature 486:527-531, the lead author Kay Pru¨fer with forty other associates from twenty two research groups reported sequencing and analysis of the genome of the last great ape, the bonobo. The genome sequencing while providing in

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June Issue of the J. PTC&B has just been published

June Issue of the J. PTC&B has just been published

The articles of the June issue of the Journal of Plant Tissue Culture and Biotechnology (vol 22, #1) are now available online (http://www.baptcb.org). Besides two short communications there are nine full articles. It is to be noted that there are more and more biotechnology related articles than on pure tissue culture. The printed copies from the office of the jo

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Combating viruses with RACK1: Congratulations to Dr. Hemayet Ullah

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Dr. Haseena Khan received the Independence Award 2019

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