Tag: DNA

GCU’s MOU with University of Guelph to set up DNA barcodes

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A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) inked to set up a reference library of DNA barcodes of animals, plants, and fungi to research and document biodiversity in Pakistan between Lahore Government College University (GCU) and University of Guelph Ontario of Canada. GCU Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Hassan Amir Shah and the University of Guelph Centre for […]…Read More

DNA Double Helical Structure, history, gene & molecular level

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article image DNA, abbreviation of deoxyribonucleic acid, organic chemical of complex molecular structure that is found in all prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells and in many viruses. DNA codes genetic information for the transmission of inherited traits. Deoxyribonucleic acid or DNA is a molecule that contains the instructions an organism needs to develop, live and reproduce. These instructions […]…Read More

DNA barcode developed to identify halophytes

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Pakistani scientists have developed a "genetic barcode" system which could be used for accurate and quick identification of medicinally important halophytes (salt tolerant plants) across the world. The scientists from the Dr A Q Khan Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (KIBGE) at Karachi University have collected different species of genus, Suaeda or Sea Blite commonly found in Asia.They also gathered different samples from across Pakistan and…Read More