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the claimant for the post should be from North 24-Parganas as Chakraborty belonged to the district.Bimanda may induct both leaders into the secretariat, said a leader For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Related NewsLate last week Congress summarily slapped down the Department of Energy’s biggest new research initiative: A plan for eight new research "hubs" aimed at solving the nation’s energy problems DOE had requested a total of $280 million for these interdisciplinary centers in fiscal year 2010 But appropriations committees in both the House of Representatives and the Senate made deep cuts in that request The House committee approved only $34 million for the plan this year the amount requested for just one hub Appropriators in the Senate meanwhile endorsed plans for a center dedicated to the modeling and simulation of nuclear reactors and gave qualified support to two more: A hub to make fuels directly from sunlight and another on energy-efficient buildings But funding for those centers would come from a complicated budgetary swap using stimulus funds instead of the 2010 budget to pay for a construction project at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden Colorado The congressional actions are a stinging setback for Energy Secretary Steven Chu who championed the new research centers Chu saw the hubs as miniature Bell Labs in which top scientists from many different disciplines could work together to overcome specific energy-related challenges Plans for most of them are now on hold at least for another year Life demands tradeoffs and plants are no exception Virginia wildrye common on US prairies and rangelands often plays host to a fungus that helps this grass grow But the plant pays a price Researchers have discovered that infected plants produce less pollen than their noninfected counterparts Instead the fungus causes the rye grass to make extra seeds which transmit the fungus to the next generation and new locations This is the first time a fungus has proven capable of manipulating plant reproduction The finding highlights the complexity of the relationship between hosts and their guests Relationships abound in which a plant or animal partners with another organism That organism called a symbiont gets protection from the environment and in return sometimes offers some benefit In the case of Virginia wildrye the microscopic fungus thrives between the cells of the stem and leaves It makes a toxin that deters insects and other animals from eating the plant and also protects its host against disease and drought But Jennifer Rudgers a botanist at the University of New Mexico Albuquerque who led the new study began to wonder if there was more to the relationship Even though Virginia wildrye is hermaphroditic producing seeds (the female contribution) and pollen (male contribution) the fungus gets passed on to the next generation only in seeds Pollen is too small to carry the fungus she notes "Basic theory predicts that whenever a symbiont is preferentially transmitted through one sex it will evolve [ways] to overproduce that sex" explains John Werren an evolutionary geneticist at the University of Rochester in New York who was not involved with the work The same thing might hold true for an organism’s sex cells such as pollen and eggs Many insects for example host microbes that are "inherited" through the eggs but not through sperm The microbes often cause more female insects to be produced They may convert genetic males into females allow females to produce only daughters without the need for mating or kill male offspring of infected females so that the daughters have more food "These ‘strategies’ enhance transmission of the microbe" Werren says Rudgers decided to test whether the fungus was skewing the grass’s reproductive efforts in a similar way She compared pollen and seed production in plants that were infected with the fungus and plants that were not Infected plants produced one-quarter more seeds than noninfected plants she and her colleagues have reported in the April issue of The American Naturalist But the tradeoff was that they produced only about half the usual amount of pollen Because Virginia wildrye is wind-pollinated much of the pollen fails to reach its target and thus quite a lot is needed to assure adequate pollination occurs Rudgers says "They are not able to reproduce as they usually would" she notes It is not clear whether the increase in seed number can make up for there being less pollen "There is a fairly dramatic effect on that tradeoff" says Christopher Schardl a biologist at the University of Kentucky Lexington who was not involved with the work "There’s clearly an advantage to the fungus" "To my knowledge it is the first clear demonstration that symbionts can alter the seed to pollen ratio in plants" Werren says Schardl has some evidence to support this finding He has been studying differences in gene expression in infected and uninfected plants and finds that the fungus seems to increase the activity of genes involved in seed production Given that fungal symbionts are quite common in some plants "it would be interesting to know how general this conclusion is" he notes Written by Agencies | Los Angeles | Published: February 21 2012 2:29 pm Related News Veteran Hollywood actor Michael Douglas has been added to the list of presenters at the Oscars The 69-year-old actorwho recently recovered from throat canceris tipped to announce the Best Picture awardreported a media agency Douglas is no stranger to the Academy Awardshaving won two himself: Best Actor for his performance in ‘Wall Street’ in 1987 and the Best Picture Award as a producer of ‘One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest’ in 1975 The ‘Haywire’ star has joined the likes of Halle BerryRose ByrneBradley CooperTom CruisePenelope CruzCameron DiazTom HanksAngelina Jolieand many others in presenting the awards Douglas has children Dylan10 and Caryseightwith Welsh 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Dean Pesnell project scientist for SDO at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Centre in the US Also Read: NASA satellite spots stunning view of northern lights “We all have to use the same time to make sure our collision avoidance programs are accurate So we all add a leap second to the end of 2016 delaying 2017 by one second” said Pesnell The leap second is also key to making sure that SDO is in sync with the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) used to label each of its images Read More :NASA astronauts to conduct spacewalks for power update SDO has a clock that counts the number of seconds since the beginning of the mission To convert that count to UTC requires knowing just how many leap seconds have been added to Earth-bound clocks since the mission started When the spacecraft wants to provide a time in UTC it calls a software module that takes into consideration both the mission’s second count and the number of leap seconds – and then returns a time in UTC For all the latest Technology News 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