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March, 2023

  • 19 March

    Exploring The ‘Doomsday’ Seed Vault: VR Tour

    The “Doomsday” Seed Vault, also known as the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, is a secure facility located on a remote island in Norway. Its purpose is to preserve the world’s plant biodiversity by storing seeds from crop plants, wild relatives, and other plant species in case of a global catastrophe. …

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  • 6 March

    Establishing Calluses: Tissue Culture

    Callus culture

    Callus culture is a widely used technique in plant research and breeding. It involves inducing the formation of calluses, which are undifferentiated masses of cells that can be regenerated into whole plants. Establishing and maintaining calluses in tissue culture is a crucial step in many plant research studies. However, it …

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February, 2023

  • 21 February

    Cellular Totipotency: From A Single Cell to A Fully-Formed Organism

    Cellular totipotency

    Creating a fully-formed organism from a single cell is one of the most remarkable feats of biology. While this may seem like a daunting task, every living organism begins its life as a single cell that has the potential to differentiate and develop into every type of cell found in …

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  • 17 February

    Ophiocordyceps: The Zombie or Brain-manipulating Fungus


    Host manipulation induced by parasites is broadly distributed in nature and it has been a topic of several studies over the past decades (Thomas et al. 2010). Ophiocordyceps unilateralis (Clavicipitaceae: Hypocreales) is a fungal pathogen-specific to ants of the tribe Camponotini (Formicinae: Formicidae) with global distribution. Among these myrmecophilous species, this so-called …

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  • 13 February

    Crop Diseases: Top 10 Economic Importance

    Crop diseases are a major concern for farmers and agricultural economies worldwide. These diseases can significantly impact crop yields and quality, leading to economic losses and food insecurity. In this article, we will discuss the ten most important economic impacts of crop diseases. 1. Yield Reduction Crop diseases can have …

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  • 11 February

    Herbarium: History, Importance & Herbarium Sheet Preparation

    Samples of Herbarium Sheet

    Herbarium, a dried plant museum has such importance in taxonomy. It helps a taxonomist identify new species by matching one to a herbarium sheet preserved in it. It also helps in teaching the students of plant science. Also preserves the specimen for future research and study. What is Herbarium? Previously …

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  • 5 February

    Psilophyta: The Simplest Form of Vascular Plants

    Plants have been a crucial part of the earth’s ecosystem for millions of years. From towering trees to tiny mosses, they have diversified and adapted to various environments. One group of plants that has remained relatively unchanged for hundreds of millions of years is the Psilophyta, also known as whisk …

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  • 4 February

    Virus: Definition, Discovery, Characteristics,and Structure


    Viruses are the smallest microbes on the planet. They are said to be so small that 500 million rhinoviruses (the causative agents of the common cold) could fit on the head of a pin. They are distinct in that they are only alive and capable of multiplying within the cells …

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January, 2023

  • 29 January

    Greenwashing: A Technique to Deceive Environmentalists

    Greenwashing is an evolutionary technique developed by large corporations. It’s an emerging strategy to deceive environmentalists. Like every other country, many large companies in Bangladesh are also following this technique to grab the attention of people who are prone to buy products from environment-friendly companies, not from others. This strategy …

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  • 11 January

    Houseplants in Future: Our At-Home Power Plant

    While imagining the future, we think about a lot of things like flying cars, robots assisting humans, and even time machines. But do we ever imagine ourselves depending on plants to watch TV, turn on fans, or even charge our mobile phones? For now, it may seem hard to create …

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