Business Desk : dhakamirror.com
Researchers of Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Rajshahi University have developed at least five advanced varieties of banana.
The new varieties were named as Mehersagar, Rongilasagor, Grand Nain, Sofri, and Agnissor.
RU Vice-Chancellor Prof Golam Sabbir Sattar handed over seedlings of the new varieties among the farmers in an event held at the department yesterday.
Prof Rezaul Karim and Prof Md Anwar Hossain jointly invented these banana varieties through tissue culture in the Plant Molecular Biotechnology Lab of the department in last one and a half years.
These bananas are nutritious and free of any virus, fungus and bacteria, Prof Anwar Hossain told this correspondent.