BioTech

A 62-post collection

Effect of Cold Storage Conditions on Properties of Potato Tubers

Post-harvest processing is important for making potatoes available for a longer period in the market and keeping the losses at a minimum. Different factors are responsible for affecting the storage of potatoes in storehouses. Potatoes should be stored at different temperatures according to their intended purposes. Low temperature is better »

Restriction Enzyme Digestion: Capabilities and Resources

Special enzymes termed restriction enzymes have been discovered in many different bacteria and other single-celled organisms. These restriction enzymes can scan along a length of DNA looking for a particular sequence of bases that they recognize. This recognition site or sequence is generally from 4 to 6 base pairs in »

Determining the Gluten Content/Percentage in Wheat

Gluten washing tests are laboratory analyses that provide information about the quantity and quality of gluten in wheat flour. These tests are used to evaluate the baking quality of hard and soft wheat flours used in the production of bakery products. The procedure to measure gluten is quite easy but »

Prime Editing

The development of a genome editing experimental approach that mediates all possible base-to-base conversions, “indels”, and combinations in human genome without the need for double-strand breaks (DSBs) or donor DNA (dDNA) templates. Prime editing, the novel method of genome editing, exploits a longer-than-usual single guide RNA (gRNA), known as prime »

Unlocking the Problem of Lumpy Skin Disease in Bangladesh

Introduction Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD) is a viral disease of cattle caused by the Lumpy Skin Disease Virus (LSDV) and is included in the OIE list of notifiable animal diseases. It belongs to the genus Capripoxvirus of the family Poxviridae (Milovanović et al,2019). Morbidity rates vary between 10 to »

Potato: An Easy Source of Anti-oxidants

Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) is a vegetable crop that belongs to the nightshade (Solanaceae) family. Till date, 110 wild and 4 cultivated species of potato have been recorded and it is highly heterozygous in nature with a ploidy level ranging from diploid to hexaploidy (Slater et al., 2014). However, the »

Biofortification to Prevent Malnutrition

Malnutrition is a global concern that affects everyone at some point in their lives. Everyone is affected by this public health crisis, but the poor are especially vulnerable. Around two billion people are affected by malnutrition worldwide (ICDDRB, 2020). Malnutrition includes both under-nutrition and over-nutrition. Under-nourished people are facing wasting, »

Sustainable Dairy Development: Challenges and Key Considerations

Introduction: The dairy sector in Bangladesh is very important for poverty reduction, food and nutrition improvement, and women’s empowerment (Shahabuddin et al. 2011). It has created a source of income for farmers especially unemployed youth and women. The share of livestock in agricultural GDP is about 13.46% (3. »

Molecular Characterization

Molecular characterization involves characterization at the molecular level without any influence of the environment or growth or physiological condition. That is why DNA based markers are known as molecular markers and characterization using these, is molecular characterization. There are currently two groups of characterization approaches: based on plant morphology and »