The association of the programmed cell death-1 PD1.5 C>T polymorphism with cervical cancer risk has not been investigated. In this hospital-based case-control study, we analyzed 256 patients with cervical cancer and 250 healthy controls. Pearson chi-square test was used to examine differences in the distribution of genotypes between cases and controls. Association between the polymorphism and the susceptibility to cervical cancer was evaluated using unconditional logistic regression analysis.
To examine the impact of regional and seasonal variations on the incidence and severity of sheath rot, a major seed-borne disease of rice caused by Sarocladium oryzae, data on incidence and severity were collected from 27 selected fields in the Gazipur, Rangpur, Bogra, Chittagong, Comilla, Gopalgonj, Jessore, Manikgonj, and Bhola districts of Bangladesh in rain-fed and irrigated conditions.