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Hedmark University College (HUC), Norway accepted Nepalese Student in Phd position

Mr. Keshav Malla of Nepal, who has been accepted for a PhD position at the University College of Dublin for the 3 years project “Development of molecular markers for Fusarium head blight resistance breeding”.  He hopes to use his competence about plant diseases and resistance to contribute to global food security. We wish him all the best and good luck! Further details, log on http://heidner.no/from-nepal-to-hamar-and-dublin/



Agriculture and Forestry university (AFU), Nepal announces admission on M.Sc.Biotechnology in Agriculture & Veterinary from F.Y.2072/73

Agruculture and Forestry University of Rampur, Chitwan Nepal announces admission on two new courses M.Sc. biotechnology in Agricuture and M.Sc. biotechnology in veterinary from this fiscal year 2072/73. Hurry up,  the last date of form submission is Mangsir 22 of 2072 B.S. Further details of eligibilty, entrance date, fee structure, entrance form & cost etc. in following link http://www.afu.edu.np/admission and http://www.afu.edu.np/



Growing sweet on tomatoes (New method produces sweeter, well-growing tomatoes)

Previous research has shown that the sugar sucrose plays a role in controlling key fruit genes involved in sugar metabolism. Efforts to control these genes succeeded in increasing the sugar content in fruit but also resulted in stunted growth. Researchers from Tohoku University in Japan used a bioinformatics search tool to find nucleotide sequences in the tomato genome similar to a known tobacco gene sequence that can be repressed by sucrose. When a special coding sequence on the toba



Characterization of a new form of mRNA regulation

RNA, once thought to be a mere middleman between DNA and protein, is now recognized as the stage at which a host of regulatory processes can act to allow for flexibility in gene expression and thus the functions of cells and tissues. In a new report in the journal Plant Cell, University of Pennsylvania biologists used material from both humans and plants to examine chemical modifications to messenger RNA, or mRNA, finding that the modifications appear to play a significant role in the



MSc in Agriculture Plant Sciences

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food & Environment offers 12-month, English-language MSc programs (non-thesis): MSc in Agriculture Plant Sciences  MSc in Agriculture Environmental Quality Sciences Outstanding students may transfer to the MSc thesis track for a second year of studies. The programs are taught by academic faculty, lead