Prime Minister Announced Success of BARJ Scientists
The honorable Prime Minister of the People's Republic of Bangladesh
Sheik Hasina announced the success of BARJ scientists in decoding destructive plant pathogenic fungus "Macrophomina phaseolina"
Genetic code of harmful fungus cracked
A group of Bangladeshi scientists has cracked the genetic code of a fungus harmful to 500 plants including jute.
"Our scientists, led by Maqsudul Alam, have discovered the genome sequence of a fungus which is harmful to plants," Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina told Parliament on Wednesday. She congratulated the scientists on their findings and added that the plants can now be saved from infection. She said the findings were published in the BMC Genomics journal on Wednesday. The researchers have applied for five patents, she added.