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Objectives

Specifically created to work on the utilization of halophytes.

The research would include:

- Distribution and soil-water-plant relationship

- Population Biology

- Eco-physiology

  • Photosynthesis
  • Growth and development
  • Salt tolerance

- Biochemistry

  • Oxidative stress
  • Enzymes of photosynthesis, oxidative stress etc involved in regulation
    and tolerance tosalinity

- Molecular Biology

  • Proteins for oxidative stress
  • Chloroplast DNA, RNA and Proteins
  • Gene regulation

Integrate various levels to give comprehensive answers to biological questions.

Director  
Dr. M. Ajmal Khan, Professor, Department of Botany, University of Karachi, Karachi-75270, Pakistan. 
Phone (Off): 

9221-4820922, Fax: 9221-9243976, halophyte_ajmal@yahoo.com,
ajmalk@super.net.pk, majmalk@uok.edu.pk

History  

The Institute of Sustainable Halophyte Utilization has been set up as the direct successor of the Halophyte Biology Laboratory, Department of Botany, University of Karachi, with the help of University of Karachi and funding from the Higher Education Commission, Islamabad. As the name implies, the research at the Institute aims specifically at developing and commercializing the efficient use of indigenous halophyte wealth for the benefit of local people in the vicinity of degraded land with poor quality brackish and saline water sources. The developments and innovations in the introduction of unconventional crops will be linked to industry to be adopted by farmers in the coastal areas of Sindh and Balochistan.

Funding
The institute has been established with the help of funding from Higher Education Commission, Islamabad, Pakistan.
   
   
 
 
 

 


 

 
 

Institute of Sustainable Halophyte Utilization,
Karachi University, Karachi Pakistan.

Contact persons:
Director of the Institute