BioTech

A 58-post collection

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 »

CRYOPRESERVATION

Until two decades ago the genetic resources were getting depleted owing to the continuous depredation by man. It was imperative therefore that many of the elite, economically important and endangered species are preserved to make them available when needed. The conventional methods of storage failed to prevent losses caused due »

Lumpy Skin Disease: An Emerging Cattle Disease in Bangladesh

Introduction Lumpy skin disease (LSD) is a disease of cattle and water buffalo caused by a Capripox virus belong to Poxviridae Family. Morbidity rates vary between 10 to 20% with a 1-5% mortality rate. LSD was first identified in 1929 in Zambia and then spread to Egypt in 1988, still »

Late Blight Resistant GM/GE Potato in Bangladesh-Now a Reality

In Bangladesh, farmers usually spend BDT 80 -100 crore per year in spraying fungicide to protect our major tuber crop, potato. This is just to control Late Blight disease caused by Phytophthora infestans, a fungus. According to Food and Agriculture 2017 around 25-57% potato yield loss occurs annually in Bangladesh »

CRISPR: A Breakthrough in Precise Gene Editing

CRISPR/Cas9, is an RNA-guided targeted genome editing tool – allows researchers to do gene knockout, knocking SNPs, insertions and deletions in cell lines and animals. The CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing system requires two components, Cas9, the endonuclease, and a guide RNA (sgRNA); sgRNA guides Cas9 to the location in the »