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Return to Rio: Second chance for the planet

Return to Rio: Second chance for the planet

In the current issue (June 6) of Nature, the Editor brings to the attention of the readers that 20 years ago, the world’s leaders at the first Rio Summit on biodiversity (CBD), climate (UNFCCC) and desertification (UNCCD) took a solemn resolution to protect Earth’s climate and biodiversity from further deterioration. Far from improvement there has bee

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Use of Real-Time PCR in the detection of foodstuff contaminated with GM material

Use of Real-Time PCR in the detection of foodstuff contaminated with GM material

In an article entitled, “Detection of Genetically Modified Cotton Seeds Using PCR and Real-Time PCR.” published in the April issue of Indian J. Biotech. (11: 176-181, 2012), the authors Vidhya et al. have advocated the use of the above mentioned technique in cotton as this has proved to be a powerful tool to detect contamination of GM material as low as 0.1%. T

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Would it be wise to continue biosafety tests with transgenic brinjals or to postpone it?

Would it be wise to continue biosafety tests with transgenic brinjals or to postpone it?

In the 2012 April issue (vol.11:238-240) of the Indian Journal of Biotechnology, the authors, Rajib Bandopadhyay, Purnima Sinha & Bratati Chaudhary in a review article entitled, “Is Bt-brinjal ready for future food?—A critical study” advocate a waiting period for the release of Bt brinjal in order to ensure that it would not prove

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Androgenesis, a rare phenomenon in animals explains the invasive occurrence of Corbicula

Androgenesis, a rare phenomenon in animals explains the invasive occurrence of Corbicula

An article entitled, “Androgenesis: a review through the study of the selfish shellfish Corbicula spp. has been published in the June issue of Heredity108, 581-591. K Van Doninck and associates have shown that there is duplication of chromosome number of the male clam species. This mode of aggressive asexual reproduction accounts for the widespread occurren

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Habitat Fragmentation and its effect on genetic diversity in beech populations in Central Italy

Habitat Fragmentation and its effect on genetic diversity in beech populations in Central Italy

An article entitled, “Effect of Habitat Fragmentation on the Genetic Diversity and Structure of Peripheral Populations of Beech in Central Italy by Paolo Menozzi and associates was published online in April 11 in J. Hered. (2012) 103(3): 408-417. The authors assayed 11 isozyme loci in 856 individuals in 27 marginal populations of European beech (Fagus sylvatica 

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A new isoform of steroid receptor coactivator-1

A new isoform of steroid receptor coactivator-1

 A GNOBB member, Dr. Khurshida Begum is one of the nine authors of an article entitled, “A new isoform of steroid receptor coactivator-1 is crucial for pathogenic progression of endometriosis” . The article has been published online in the 3rd May issue of Nature Medicine. GNOBB would like to felicitate her warmly for being a part of this valuable contribution.

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Protected: Resistant genes against Bemisia attack discovered in an accession of a wild relative of tomato.

Protected: Resistant genes against Bemisia attack discovered in an accession of a wild relative of tomato.

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Study on the locus containing the gene FaOMT in strawberry contributing to various degrees of its aroma

Study on the locus containing the gene FaOMT in strawberry contributing to various degrees of its aroma

Furaneol and mesifurane are two important flavor compounds in strawberries as in many other fruits.  Strawberry varieties vary a good deal in their proportion as well as in their amounts during the ripening process. In the June 3, 2012 issue of Plant Physiology (pp. 851-870), Zorrilla-Fontanesi and associates published the results of their investigation on the analysi

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Comparison between Tomato Genome Sequence and its wild relative, Solanum pimpinellifolium reveal newly acquired gene functions controlling fruit color.

Comparison between Tomato Genome Sequence and its wild relative, Solanum pimpinellifolium reveal newly acquired gene functions controlling fruit color.

An article entitled, “The tomato genome sequence provides insights into fleshy fruit evolution” has been published in Nature in its 31st May issue 48: 635–641. As many as 51 scientists under the Tomato Genome Consortium took part in this investigation. In this article a high-quality genome sequence of tomato Solanum lycopersicum has been compared with a d

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Dear GNOBB members, I have myself checked and found all the functionality of the website working fine. Some members initially sent their comments but now it’s quiet for the last few days. About use of PayPal, there is hardly any response after 8 members paid their annual dues. Now the new website has become user friendly.  Subject to Coordinator’s approval any pa

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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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