PU, African firm agree to work on cotton seed development.


LAHORE -- The Punjab University has signed an agreement with an African company for seed business and technical cooperation on the use of Centre of Excellence in Molecular Biology (CEMB)-patented transgenes for development, seed production and marketing of transgenic cotton hybrids/varieties.

The memorandum of understanding (MoU) signing ceremony was held at the PU vice chancellor's (VC) office on Tuesday. VC Prof Niaz Ahmad, Pro-VC Prof Dr Muhammad Saleem Mazhar, Acting CEMB Director Dr Tayyab Husnain, Dr Idrees Ahmad Nasir, ORIC Director Prof Dr Muhammad Arshad Javed, PU External Linkages Director Dr Sobia Khurram, Sudan's Aleenah Agricultural Services Ltd President Dr Adil Ahmed Ali Ahmed Nuri and Mr Osama Saeed Muhammad Elkhier were present on the occasion.

Under the agreement, the African company will develop and commercialise cotton transgenic CEMB-Klean Cotton (CKC) technology and transgenic cotton hybrids developed by the company using its events.

The company...

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