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PAKISTAN: Seminar on cotton to be held on September 6 (September 03, 11)

PAKISTAN: Seminar on cotton to be held on September 6

A PhD research seminar on "Establishment of Regeneration and Transformation System for Cotton (Gossypium arboreum L.)" will be held at new auditorium of National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (NIBGE) here on September 06. Briefing about the topic, a spokesman of the NIBGE said that plant tissue culture and transformation protocols were becoming major tools for crop improvement and fundamental studies.

He said in the present study, G. arboreum cotton genotypes were evaluated for their tissue culture response by culturing different explants on different growth hormones. He said that protocol developed in the present study could be used in the transformation of arboreum cotton for agronomic gene delivery and fundamental studies of gene structure and function. In this connection, a research seminar was arranged at NIBGE on Tuesday in which renewed and veteran scholar Muhammad Ismaeel Lashari will deliver keynote lecture on the topic, he added.

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