Lecture on bio-chemical sciences held

KHAIRPUR: Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC), Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur, organized an online lecture for the departments of Botany, Zoology, Microbiology and Chemistry in collaboration with University of Agriculture, Faisalabad on Monday.

The organizer of this online lecture was Prof Dr Abdul Razzaque Mahar, Chairman, Department of Botany & Director QEC. The two lectures on the topics Phytochrome and Control of Flowering were conducted at the Video Conference Hall of the University.

Prof Dr Abdul Wahid, Chairman, Department of Botany, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad delivered the lectures. Dr Wahid said that Phytochrome is a photoreceptor, a pigment that plants use to detect light.

It is sensitive to light in the red and far-red region of the visible spectrum. Many flowering plants use it to regulate the time of flowering based on the length of day and night and to set circadian rhythms.

It also regulates other responses, including the germination of seeds, elongation of seedlings, the size, shape and number of leaves, the synthesis of chlorophyll, and the straightening of the epicotyl or hypocotyl hook of dicot seedlings. It is found in the leaves of most plants.

Prof Dr. Abdul Razzaque Mahar highlighted the importance of the topic. The students of BS-IV and MSc (Final) attended the lectures.

Meanwhile, the Controller Examinations has announced on Monday that the practical examination of BSc (Pass) Part-I & II and Home Economics Part-I & II, Annual Examinations 2013, will start tomorrow on 11 February 2014 at various centers of affiliated degrees colleges of Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur. Moreover, the controller office has dispatched the schedule of time table at all the centers.

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