Tag: genetic

GENETIC SCREENING AND GENETIC COUNSELLING AND ITS IMPORTANCE IN PAKISTAN

| | No Comments

article image Pakistan’s population is increasing day by day and reached up to about 20 million. It is a natural phenomenon that as much population increases the risk for different diseases also increases. The insufficient health facilities and unawareness have increased the death rates. The unawareness about Genetic diseases have increased the death rates. A large number of population of Pakistan even educated people are unaware of the two terms. Genetic…Read More

Causes of genetic degradation in fisheries

| | No Comments

Fishery is the most important economic activity in villages and towns along the coast. It is the sole source of employment and income generation. According to the latest estimates, the total area covered by fish ponds is about 60 500 ha (Sindh, 49 170 ha; Punjab, 10 500 ha; NWFP, 560 ha; and the other provinces (Balochistan, Azad Jammu Kashmir and Northern Area), 240 ha). About 13,000 fish farms have so far been established across Pakistan, varying considerably in size. The fisheries sector…Read More

Alarming rise in genetic diseases in Pakistan

| | No Comments

article image GENE IS a unit of inheritance in a living organism. These are inhabitant of all information that is necessary to build up a cell, maintain its normal function and pass down genetic information onto the next generations. According to Human Genome Project, it is estimated that there are 20,000 to 25,000 protein-coding genes in human DNA. Human DNA is made up of four nucleic bases namely Adenine, Cytosine, Thymine and Guanine; abbreviated as A, C, T and G respectively. The precise order of As,…Read More

UAF working for genetic diversity in livestock

| | No Comments

article image STAFF REPORT FBD: The Faisalabad Agriculture University (UAF) is working on development of application of decision support tools to conserve and sustainably use genetic diversity in indigenous livestock and wild relatives for two years and a proud partner of international community as it is working on more than 30 international projects.UAF VC Prof. Dr. Iqrar Ahmad Khan said while addressing the recently held seminar on phenotypic and molecular characterization of indigenous chicken, goats and…Read More

Speakers project wheat genetic resources

| | No Comments

article image STAFF REPORT HYB: Speakers at a series of lecture highlighted the importance of wheat breeding, originof wheat as well as production of synthetic wheat and its dispersal.The speakers said at a lecture organized by the Institute of Plant Sciences University of Sindh on "Wheat Genetic Resources and Integrated Science", which was presided over by Dean Faculty of Natural Sciences Dr. Muhammad Tahir Rajput.Noted wheat scientist from National Agriculture Research Council (NARC) Islamabad Dr…Read More