September 2018

A 18-post collection

Natural Plant-Based Food Preservative

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) scientists have discovered a plant-based food preservative that is more effective than artificial preservatives. The organic preservative comprises a naturally-occurring substance known as 'flavonoids', a diverse group of phytonutrients found in almost all fruits and vegetables. The flavonoids created by NTU scientists have strong »

Indigenous Mexican Corn Variety captures Nitrogen from Air

A multidisciplinary research team from the University of California, Davis, the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and Mars, Incorporated have discovered that an indigenous variety of corn from Mexico can "fix nitrogen" from the atmosphere instead of requiring synthetic fertilizers. The study found that a corn variety growing in Mexico's Sierra »

Blue-Green Algae Promises to Help Boost Food Crop Yields

Scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) have engineered tiny carbon-capturing engines from blue-green algae into plants, in a breakthrough that promises to help boost the yields of important food crops such as wheat, cowpeas and cassava. Lead researcher Dr Ben Long from ANU said the discovery was a major »

Research Sheds Light on Plant Signaling

A study conducted by researchers from The Sainsbury Laboratory, the University of Zurich, and the University of Washington has identified the mechanisms by which a common plant co-receptor can regulate many different signaling pathways through protein phosphorylation that the researchers call a ‘phosphocode'. Cell-surface receptors are important to plants for »

Wheat Genome Finally Cracked

The complete sequence of the huge wheat genome was published on 16 August 2018, and the enormous dataset will accelerate innovation in breeding resilient and disease resistant crops to feed a growing global population. Wheat is the most widely-cultivated crop on Earth. It provides more protein than meat in the »

An Overview of ASRBC

ACI Agribusinesses has started R&D under the Advance Seed Research and Biotech Centre (ASRBC) through Public-Private Partnership which is also encouraged by the Government of Bangladesh. At this moment via Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) collaborative research programs have been implemented with National and International Universities as well as Research »

Silver Staining for Precise DNA Visualization

The various staining procedures that utilize silver are based on very different principles. Five categories of silver stains can be defined by the physicochemical procedures involved. These are argentaffin methods, argyrophil methods, impregnation stains, silver oxidation-reduction stains, and metallic-metallic interactions (autometallographic). In ASRBC laboratory Silver oxidation- reduction staining process is »