From Pakistan to Texas, doctoral student wants to master the flower

By Kathleen PhillipsCOLLEGE STATION – Fragrance. That and the potential to boost his country’s economy are what brought a student halfway around the world to learn about horticulture at Texas AandM University.Roses, it turns out, are as popular in Pakistan as in the US, albeit for slightly different reasons. And those reasons are what has Pakistani Gulzar Akhtar will be searching for answers for the next six months under the mentorship of Dr. David Byrne, Texas AandM AgriLife Research rose

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