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Generous Donation by Professor Maqsudul Alam

Generous Donation by Professor Maqsudul Alam

Dhaka the 10th June, 2012. GNOBB members will be pleased to know that GNOBB member Professor Dr. Maqsudul Alam has contributed Professor Maqsudul Alam a sum of $200. I have not approached him personally except through an appeal meant for all GNOBB members. Obviously this donation has improved the financial condition of this web-based organization and now it’s in a p

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Well-irrigated plants grown under elevated CO2 and higher temperature are least affected by oxidative damage

Well-irrigated plants grown under elevated CO2 and higher temperature are least affected by oxidative damage

In an article entitled, “Climate change (elevated CO2, elevated temperature and moderate drought) triggers the response of antioxidant enzymes of grapevine cv. Tempranillo, avoiding oxidative damage,” published in the current issue of Physiologia Plantarum vol. 144(2):99-110, Salazar-Parra and associates have presented the results of their study on the eff

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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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Drs. ABMM Khademul Islam and Munawar Sultana received Samson H Chowdhury Memorial Award for outstanding research

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