Algae benefits to resolve agricultural issues highlighted.

LAHORE -- There is an abundance of algae in Pakistan and it can be utilised to produce biofuel, resolve a number of agricultural and medicinal issues and produce several food items without using chemicals in Pakistan.

This was stated by speakers at the inaugural session of a one-week international psychological training workshop organised by the Punjab University Institute of Botany's (IoB) Phycology Research Laboratory in collaboration with the International Society for Applied Phychology, Pakistan Science Foundation, Higher Education Commission and the Punjab Higher Education Commission at its auditorium here on Monday.

Faculty of Life Sciences Dean Prof Dr Javed Iqbal Qazi, IoB Director Prof Dr Abdul Nasir Khalid, Chief Organiser Prof Dr Ghazala Yasmeen Butt, researchers from various international and Pakistani universities and a number of students participated in the event.

Prof Dr Javed Iqbal Qazi said interdisciplinary research work was being promoted across the world and through such joint research efforts, the scientists could contribute to resolve several issues being faced by the country.

Prof Dr Ghazala Yasmeen said continuous research on plants...

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