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Microbial Genetic Resources Program

CURRENT RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

Research is being conducted for validation of novels species of bacteria from Pakistani ecology. The following topics are currently studied by PhD students in our lab.

  • Isolation, identification and molecular characterization of plant growth promoting microbes.
  • Isolation, identification and characterization of heavy metal tolerant bacteria for bioremediation of contaminated soil.
  • Identification and characterization of halotolerant rhizobacteria containing ACC-deaminase, for growth promotion of Phaseolus vulgaris L. under salt stress

Projects

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Research proposals

Funds/ Funding agency

Status

1.          

Establishment of Microbial GenBank:

National Culture Collection of Pakistan (NCCP)

Principal Investigator: Dr. Iftikhar Ahmed

Rs. 59.99 million / PSDP

Approved
2015-2018

2.          

Molecular Identification of Strains having Potential to be used in Sweet Yoghurt and Biozote (biofertilizer) Products

Principal Investigator: Dr. Iftikhar Ahmed

Rs. 19.45 million RADP

Submitted
2015-2016

 

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