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Fungi a future bio-fertilizer

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article image Fungi singular fungus, a group of eukaryotic, non-phototrophic organism with rigid cell wall, that includes mushrooms, molds and yeasts. Fungi absorb nutrients from dead or living organic matter, have cell walls made up of chitin, and store surplus energy as a glycogen. The kingdom fungi contains four phyla: Chytridiomycota, Zygomycota, Ascomycota, and Basidiomycota. A filamentous thallus is a vegetative mycelium that is produced by fungi…Read More

PARC hosts workshop on bio-safety technology

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article image ISLAMABAD: A workshop on capacity building of biosafety technology was held recently at Islamabad, hosted by the Pakistan Agricultural Research Council andamp; Pakistan Biotechnology Information Centre. Addressing the Workshop, the Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research said that biotechnology will bring food production in the country up. He urged the need for motivation of farmers to adapt new and modern crop technology…Read More

Comsats talk highlights need for bio-surveillance for national security

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The world needs bio-surveillance more than ever before in the face of new and emerging challenges in the form of epidemics, pandemics, bio-terrorism and bio-war fares, which may pose threat not only to health and economy of a country but also to its national security.This was highlighted at an expert talk given by CIIT Department of Biosciences Microbiology and Immunology Prof. Dr Habib Bokhari at the COMSATS headquarters in Islamabad. The lecture was held under the…Read More

Use of bio-tech stressed for cotton breeding

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STAFF REPORT MULTAN: Agriculture scientists can improve cotton yield through the use of bio-technology in breeding programmes of cotton, said Dr Aslam Bhutti, Regulatory Scientist BASF America. Addressing a seminar on "Genetics Changes in Cotton and Needs of 21th Century" organized by Evyol and Central Cotton Research Institute (CCRI) jointly, here, he said that Pakistan could be brought in the list of top cotton producing countries by working on breeding programme. Bio-…Read More

Use of bio-tech stressed for cotton breeding

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article image STAFF REPORT MULTAN: Agriculture scientists can improve cotton yield through the use of bio-technology in breeding programmes of cotton, said Dr Aslam Bhutti, Regulatory Scientist BASF America. Addressing a seminar on "Genetics Changes in Cotton and Needs of 21th Century" organized by Evyol and Central Cotton Research Institute (CCRI) jointly, here, he said that Pakistan could be brought in the list of top cotton producing countries by working on breeding programme. Bio-…Read More

Training workshop equipped students with Bio-Briquetting technique

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article image STAFF REPORT CHITRAL: The four-day training workshop for students of Gilgit-Baltistan was instigated at Creative Approach for Development office, Chitral, on Bio-Briquetting substitute of fuel. These series of trainings have been kicked under Prime Minister Youth Skill Development Program. Most of the people in Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral depend on fuel for cooking and warming purposes as a result of non-availability of basic gas, cutting of wood is facing deforestation and inhabitants…Read More

Training workshop equipped students with Bio-Briquetting technique

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article image STAFF REPORT CHITRAL:The four-day training workshop for students of Gilgit-Baltistan was instigated at Creative Approach for Development office, Chitral, on Bio-Briquetting substitute of fuel. These series of trainings have been kicked under Prime Minister Youth Skill Development Program. Most of the people in Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral depend on fuel for cooking and warming purposes as a result of non-availability of basic gas, cutting of wood is facing deforestation and inhabitants of…Read More

Summer Camp focusing on dental and bio-materials

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article image BIOMATERIALS ARE in continuous demand in the healing process of common man. The products based on biomaterials are numerous and there is hardly any surgical operation that proceeds without consuming biomaterials. A biomaterial is any material, natural or synthetic, partly or as a whole or biomedical device that can perform, supplement or replace a natural function in a living body. Biomaterial science has undergone significant development and several companies have invested heavily in…Read More

Wetlands protect bio-diversity, environment

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan has about 225 designated wetlands that cover about 10 per cent of its land. However, there is little knowledge about the significance of these areas. These lands can play a leading role in protecting the environment, offering bio-diversity, fishing grounds and helping in flood control by absorbing water. Also, wetlands not only purify and replenish water, they also provide us fish that feed hundreds of millions of people. In Pakistan, wetlands are home to rich…Read More

UNIDO to extend coop for bio-fuel project

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Amid the prolonged energy crisis in Pakistan, UNIDO has announced to implement a project to promote market-based adoption of biomass gasification technologies for agro-processing of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the country. The project, to be funded by Global Environmental Facility (GEF), will particularly introduce rice husk based gasification power plants in the rice producing areas in order to generate cheap and uninterrupted electricity. In view…Read More