December 2018

A 41-post collection

"Fooling" Soybeans Yields Better Plants a Generation Later

Researchers from Pennsylvania State University have fooled soybean plants into thinking they were under attack by temporarily silencing the expression of a critical gene. After selectively crossbreeding those plants with the original stock, the progeny "remember" the stress-induced responses and become more vigorous, resilient, and productive. This epigenetic reprogramming of »

Gene Enhances Rice Tolerance to Tungro Virus

Rice Tungro Disease is considered as rice cancer as it causes symptoms, such as stunted growth, yellow to orange leaf discoloration, and fewer reproductive tillers that are difficult to control once manifested in rice plants. The RF2a gene was found to increase tolerance of rice plants to tungro virus. Researchers »

Prolific Drought-Resistant Plants

Drought is one of the effects of climate change that needs serious attention. This year's decreased rainfall and abnormally hotter temperatures in northern and eastern Europe caused large losses in cereals and potato crops and in other horticultural species. Experts have long believed that that to ensure food security, it »

Sharing is Caring!

Fruit carving is the art of carving fruit which is popular in Europe and Asian countries, and particularly in Thailand, China and Japan. There are many fruits that can be used in this process while watermelons, apples, strawberries, pineapples, and cantaloupes are the most used ones. When these fruits are »


Any plant that grows where you don't want it can be considered a weed. Besides taking up valuable space in your garden, weeds compete with other plants for nutrients, water, and light. So you need to keep your garden free from weeds on a regular basis. To make the job »

Believe it or not!

• Sharks are the only fish that have eyelids.• Catfish have over 27,000 taste buds. Humans have around 7,000 only.• Starfish are not fish. Neither are jellyfish.• Seahorses are the only fish that swim upright.• Most brands of lipstick contain fish scales. »

GATEWAY Cloning Technology: A Universal Cloning Technology

GATEWAY Cloning Technology is a universal system for cloning and sub cloning DNA fragments—universal in that all manner of DNA fragments can be cloned (cDNAs, genomic DNA, PCR fragments) into virtually any kind of vector (expression, sequencing, viral, plasmid). And once present in the GATEWAY system, a sequence can »

Genome Sequencing and it’s Usability for Trait Improvement

The advent and widespread application of next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies to the study of microbial genomes has led to a substantial increase in the number of studies in which whole genome sequencing (WGS) is applied to the analysis of microbial genomic epidemiology. The whole-genome sequencing (WGS) or whole-exome sequencing (WES) »

Vaccination for Avian Influenza

Avian Influenza is a serious threat to the poultry industry of Bangladesh. The country’s poultry industry has been suffering from two of its sub-type H5N1 (high pathogenic) and H9N2 (low pathogenic). In Bangladesh, highly pathogenic H5N1 virus was first detected on 15 March 2007. ACI Animal health for the »

Fosholi recognized in International Stage

IDSS team is very happy to share an accolade that IDSS Project has attained beyond the borders of Bangladesh. Fosholi, the advisory platform for rice farmers developed under G4AW project, has won Merit Award in the 18th Asia Pacific ICT Alliance Award 2018, held during 9 to 13 October 2018 »

Yamaha Riding Fiesta-Khulna

Followed by the grand event in Dhaka, Yamaha organized "Yamaha Riding Fiesta" in Khulna on 26-27 October 2018. The 2 days long event was held at Provati School campus, Mohsin College, Khalishpur, Khulna. Executive Director of ACI Motors Mr. Subrata Ranjan Das attended the program as the chief guest. Dealer »